April and May of 2019 bring about a number of changes that Employers should be across.
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
Domestic Violence Leave
Unions (Initiating Bargaining, MECAs, Access rights, Striking)
Effective 6 May 2019:
Rest and Meal Breaks
90-day Trial Period
Unions (Concluding Bargaining, Collective Agreements, Distribution of union information)
If you would like more information on these changes, please get in touch with us.