Entries by Anna Patchett

ANZAC Day holiday pay

ANZAC Day this year is on Saturday 25th April and this is the first year ANZAC Day has fallen on a weekend since the observance of the day has been ‘Mondayised’. This can be a bit complicated so here is a quick and hopefully easy to understand summary. If you are usually open on a […]

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$168k for Privacy Breach

From Chapman Employment Relations latest newsletter: The Human Rights Tribunal’s decision that NZCU Bayside breached the privacy of their previous employee Karen Hammond was not a surprise. The level of compensation however was staggering. The awarding of $168k compensation, surpassed the previous highest award by an astonishing $128k. The company admitted to the breach, but […]

IRD refund changes

IRD have removed the option to request an income tax refund by cheque and they will now issue refunds by direct credit where they have a valid bank account number on file. If IRD do not have a valid bank account number the refund will be issued by cheque. There are a couple of potential […]

Minimum Wage Increase

The adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April 2015. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages will increase by 40 cents to $11.80 an hour.

Mondayising Anzac & Waitangi Day

From Chapman Employment Relations: This year Anzac Day falls on a Saturday. Do you know how to pay your staff regardless of whether they work on Saturday 25th or not? To understand your obligations around these public holidays read on. From 1 January 2015 the public holiday for ANZAC Day and Waitangi Day will be […]

Working for Families 2016

If you receive weekly or fortnightly Working for Families payments and you or your spouse / partner have received business income (ie income other than wages and bank interest) you need to send IRD evidence of your business income for the 2015/16 year before 31 March 2015 or your payments will stop after this date. Your income evidence can […]

Child Support Changes

Child support laws will change from 1 April 2015 and if you’re paying or receiving child support you should have received your new assessment or entitlement by now. The formula that IRD uses to calculate child support now takes into account both parents income which in theory is a good thing, however the way it is […]

Chapman ER Top Picks for Must Have Interview Questions

Targeted interview questions tell you about the person behind the CV. They should help reveal the candidates true personality, strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills and abilities. You should always include questions that are specific to the position, however below are 11 suggestions that can be used across a variety of industries and position types.  1. From […]