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The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Republished from Launched in 2004, the original founders of SmartPayroll found themselves on what was to become a serendipitous plane ride with Datacom’s then head of PaySystems. On that trip, they discussed how the two companies could work together — how the Datacom ecosystem could help the… Read More

Preparing for Christmas payroll — what you need to know

Payroll can get a bit more complex during the silly season, so we’re sharing some special tips in our latest blog – Christmas edition. This blog discusses common payroll pain points and things you should be aware of leading up to the summer break. We’ll touch on Mondayisation all the… Read More

5 things you may not know about parental leave

Expecting a child is one of the most exciting times for a parent. As a business leader the best thing you can do for your people is be informed and understand your obligations. Whether you’ve got someone who is about to go on parental leave, or you simply want to… Read More

Your guide to understanding termination pay

Payroll is often an afterthought when an employee’s employment has been terminated. But, not involving payroll early on in the process can put your business at risk. If your payroll administrator doesn’t have all the relevant information, how can they be certain an employee’s final pay is correct? In this… Read More

A step-by-step guide to completing a leave review

Calculating leave entitlements is surprisingly tricky. They are generally outlined in employment agreements, so it’s easy to assume that staff are being paid correctly. However even the smallest changes to an employee’s role, such as which days they work on, can affect how their leave should be calculated. As your… Read More

What’s all this fuss about “leave in weeks?”

Back in June a new wave of Kiwi businesses were found to be mistakenly underpaying staff their holiday pay entitlements. This “holiday pay nightmare” all started back in 2016 when the news broke that thousands of employees had been short-changed almost $2 billion due to errors in payroll calculations. Read More

Support for you and your business

As New Zealand moves through Alert Levels, COVID-19 continues to have an impact on kiwi businesses. We’ve pulled together a summary of the key ways the Government is supporting businesses through these times. We’ll continue to update this information as we… Read More

Payroll for part-time and casual workers

Casual and part-time work can be a fantastic arrangement for both employer and employee alike. In today’s fast-growing “gig economy,” it’s becoming more and more common to see part time and casual work arrangements on payrolls of businesses here in New Zealand and further afield. What does… Read More

Pay Day Reporting Update

As you may be aware, the way in which you report your employee tax, social deductions and superannuation information to Inland Revenue is changing from the 1st April next year with the introduction of what IRD is calling Pay Day Reporting.  This information, as the name suggests will… Read More

Retaining Great Staff as a Small Business

As a small business owner, your staff are fundamental to your success. You might invest money and time into retaining a great team, but how can you guarantee your employees will stick around for the long haul? Staff retention is an issue many small businesses struggle with. High… Read More

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