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Global Ransomware Outbreak

Global ransomware outbreak SMARTPAYROLL UPDATE @4.25pm (NZ) Wednesday 28 June 2017 SmartPayroll security teams have been actively monitoring this recent ransomware outbreak. The situation has been evolving throughout the day and we continue to discover further information. Please find the following update to the Global Ransomware outbreak now known as… Read More

Recruitment Workshop in Wellington

Business Central, who work in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Business NZ are hosting a recruitment workshop in Wellington at the end of June. This is not a SmartPayroll event, and there is a fee to attend. The fee is lower with a Business Central membership, and you… Read More

Payroll for Farmers

Payroll for Farmers The team at SmartPayroll have been busy over the last month, asking questions about what farmers need from their payroll platform. As a farmer, you know best when it comes to stock or crop management, looking after your staff and growing the bottom line while running… Read More

Changes to Minimum Wage on 1st of April

In January this year, the Government announced an increase in the minimum wage. The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 per hour on the 1st of April 2017. The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will increase as well, from $12.20… Read More

Free Payroll Seminars

The team here at SmartPayroll have been very busy over the last two weeks with our free payroll seminars that were held in Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga and Auckland. Attendees in at the Tauranga Payroll seminar picking up useful advice on employment legislation. We had an amazing turnout in all centres,… Read More

Reminder on Zero Hour Contracts

Zero Hour Contract Reminder In April 2016 the Government passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 which saw a number of changes in employment law, including legislating against the use of “Zero-hour” contracts in employment agreements. A Zero-hour contract is where an employee is required to be available… Read More

Paying Staff on Waitangi Day 2017

Waitangi Day 2017 Monday February 6th 2017 is the public holiday Waitangi Day.  If the Employee works on any part of a public holiday the Employee will be paid time and a half for the actual hours worked. *(see below for the exact definition)… Read More

Holidays & Paying Staff over the Xmas period

Christmas & New Year Public Holidays Employees should be paid for any Christmas and New Year’s public holiday that falls on a day which the employee would otherwise be working (this includes employees who are on a ‘closedown’ period). Under Mondayisation legislation,… Read More

Health and Safety Changes In NZ 2016

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment holds a crucial role in New Zealand’s Labour market and helps ensure that New Zealand has a strong economy. They supply information on the laws which govern the employment industry and keeping up-to-date with law updates is important for both employers and employees. Read More

Avoiding Discrimination In The Workplace

Discrimination can happen in any area of the business, whether it be during the interviewing process or with current staff. This article aims to help employers and employees understand discrimination, how to identify it, and how to avoid it. What is discrimination? Discrimination is defined… Read More

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