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 […]
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.
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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 […]
The Framing Rooms are looking for expressions of interest in their second Collectible Art Sale. It will feature New Zealand Artists and include traditional and contemporary work. Their aim is to gather together a dynamic mix of artworks that people find exciting and that they would love to own. They are able to exhibit up to 40 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]