Covid-19 Support Round Up

Support roundup during Covid-19

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

Short Term Absence Payment

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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The 12 Days of (Business) Christmas

12 days of business Christmas engine room

As we come into December, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few things we like to call the 12 Days of (Business) Christmas. We hope to ease the stress Christmas can cause for some with a few careful preparation tips. As a business owner/operator, managing […]

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Privacy Act Update

Privacy Act Update 2020

What you need to know for your business An update to the Privacy Act 2019 comes into effect on the 1st December 2020. The Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards is encouraging organisations to prepare for tighter rules asap. The most significant change to organisations will be the mandatory data breach disclosure: any […]

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