Proposed Changes to the Holidays Act

Holiday Road Trip

Earlier this month we had a visit from our PayHero Partner Program Manager, Jacinta, who filled us in on what PayHero has been up to behind the scenes as well as important updates regarding how proposed changes to the Holidays Act will be applied to the payroll software. It is important […]

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The March Wage Subsidy

March 2021 wage subsidy NZ

From 1pm Thursday 4 March you can apply for the March 2021 Wage Subsidy scheme. TO QUALIFY: Your business needs to experience a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 28 February and 21 March, compared to a typical 14-day period between 4 January and 14 February 2021 […]

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Covid-19 Support Round Up

Covid 19 support NZ

Auckland is currently in Alert Level 3 until at least midnight Wednesday 17 February, and the rest of NZ is in Level 2, meaning some businesses have to change how they operate. Here is some of the support on offer. WAGE SUBSIDY In the event of a move of Levels 3 […]

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Covid-19 Short-Term Absence Payment

Covid support NZ

The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay your workers who cannot work from home while they wait for a COVID-19 test result. There’s a one-off payment of $350 for each eligible worker while they are staying home waiting for test results. This is […]

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The proposed sick leave extension

sick leave nz

It’s important to note that this is not yet law – these are proposed changes but the Bill will come into effect two months after it has passed as a law, which could be mid-2021. The Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee […]

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Phase 2 of the Tenancy Law reform

Housing residential tenancy reform

The next phase of the laws in the Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) takes effect from the 11 February 2021 (Phase 2).  Phase 1 of the reform has been in place since August 2020 which included the change to rent increases being limited to once every 12 months. Updates in Phase […]

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Resurgence Support Payment proposed

resurgence support payment Dec2020

Are you worried about our Alert Levels changing? If there is a resurgence of Covid-19, the Government is ready to back NZ businesses. The Government has announced a package to support businesses and individuals in the event of a change in COVID-19 alert levels. The package contains a proposal for a […]

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Updates to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme – November 2020

Update to Small business cashflow scheme

The Government launched the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (SBCS) in May to assist eligible small-to-medium businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. They subsequently extended the application period to help businesses and in November announced further changes, expected to take effect by 31 December 2020. Businesses employing up to 50 full-time staff […]

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