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April and May of 2019 bring about a number of changes that Employers should be across. 

These include:

Pay Day Filing:
From 1 April 2019 all employers must:

  • File employment information every payday instead of an employer monthly schedule

  • Provide new and departing employees' information

  • file electronically (from payday compatible software or through myIR) if your annual PAYE/ESCT is $50,000 or more.

More information on payday filing is available at www.ird.govt.nz/payday

National Minimum Wage:

Effective 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is due to increase to 17.70 per hour.


Employment Legislation changes:
There are a number employment legislation changes that take effect as follows:

Effective 1 April 2019:

  • Employment dispute remedies

  • Vulnerable employees

  • Domestic Violence Leave

  • Unions (Initiating Bargaining, MECAs, Access rights, Striking)

Effective 6 May 2019:

  • Rest and Meal Breaks

  • 90-day Trial Period

  • Vulnerable workers

  • Unions (Concluding Bargaining, Collective Agreements, Distribution of union information)

If you would like more information on these changes, please get in touch with us.