If you are managing your payroll during the COVID-19 crisis and you are using the Government wage subsidy, it would be unwise to take the “80%” figure as a target for all staff. Your business will have its own specific circumstances, and amongst those it may have staff who for […] Read More›

By now we’re all aware of the Government’s wage subsidy.  We are also aware that the businesses that haven’t already fallen victim to the lockdown are doing it tough. Stands to reason then that you should be able to take advantage of the subsidy and put your staff on 80% […] Read More›

Say you’re a business owner who signed-up a contract for a new employee to start with you some time after the COVID-19 lockdown started, or even after it is (fingers crossed) due to end. Or you might be a ‘pending’ employee waiting to begin work in that situation. Now say […] Read More›

Despite all the stories about people being told they’re on leave, or that companies are just moving immediately to lay-offs, or even business taking a “no work, no pay” approach to the lockdown – the fact is that New Zealand’s employment laws are still in full force. There are going […] Read More›

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