The Government have announced that the minimum wages will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour from 1 April 2017.
About Anna Patchett
Anna first visited New Zealand from Sweden in 2000. She enjoyed it so much she returned here in 2002 to live. Anna (pronounced Arna) quickly established herself in Nelson and at Savage & Savage. Anna had her first child in 2009 and after a short break is back with us three days a week. Anna prepares annual accounts and works with our tax systems. Anna has also been studying at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology(NMIT).
Out of work Anna and her partner make the most of the outdoors lifestyle Nelson has to offer as well as taking care two very special children, Dylan and Mikayla.
Entries by Anna Patchett
Natalie Cornelius was employed as a crew member in a café in Napier. She became concerned by her employer’s practice of deducting 30 minutes wages from her pay each day. This was allegedly to cover breaks which she is adamant she was never allowed to take. Ms Cornelius tried to raise her concerns in writing […]
Barbican Training Centre is an organisation we love to recommend to our clients, they provide outstanding training for people new to business or those who want to improve their business management and IT skills. The popular no fee, 36 week, ‘Certificate in Small Business Management’ is starting again in March 2017. The programme is designed […]
Did you know, that anyone working in return for food and accommodation is likely to be an employee? This means they are entitled to the same minimum employment rights as a paid employee and you need to register as an Employer, file Employer forms with IRD and pay PAYE, check they are allowed to work […]
IRD have recently clarified their position on gifts of food and drink, ie hampers, Christmas ham etc, and these gifts now fall under the Entertainment rule and are only 50% deductible as there is a private benefit. It makes no difference whether the gift is to staff, suppliers or customers. Gifts other than food and […]
A recent change to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 now enables councils to decide whether shops in their district can open on Easter Sunday. The change is from Easter 2017, depending on each individual council. We will update you closer to the time with our councils’ local policies. For employers who plan to open on Easter […]
Most people instinctively understand the concept of values, after all we all have them, but most people tend to think of them as something that relates to a person and not an organisation. However, many successful businesses and organisations, across a range of sectors, are successfully using organisational values as a base to improve the […]
IRD are continuing to focus on cash jobs among builders and other tradespeople. They are looking into record keeping and tax compliance in these industries with the most recent focus being on Christchurch. It’s never too late to voluntary disclose income that might not have been declared previously in your tax returns. A voluntary disclosure […]
Here are five of the most common slip ups employers have been making recently. 1. Not having your employee sign the employment agreement prior to starting is liable to result in problems including: a. Any 90 day trial period clause would be void b. Terms and conditions could be difficult to enforce and costly to negotiate after […]
Once again we are delighted to be able to sponsor a show at the 22nd annual Nelson Arts Festival. The show we are sponsoring this year is Songs For The Fallen, described as “An outrageous, corset-busting cabaret about a woman who knew one thing: good girls don’t make history. Paris in 1847. Marie Duplessis – […]