One of those busy periods for payroll is when another public holiday rolls around. Depending on what system you’re using, you may have to make some manual checks or even calculations to ensure you’re getting it right. Even then, working out how to pay your empl...
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Payroll has come a long way from manual calculations and cash payments. As businesses grow, the evolution of payroll progresses through various stages, from manual to automated and integrated systems. By embracing technology, integrating HR functions, and leveraging real-tim...
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If you're an employer in New Zealand, it's important to be aware of the upcoming changes to the minimum wage rates. From April 1st, 2023, the adult minimum wage will increase to $22.70 per hour, up from $21.20. The starting-out and training minimum wages will also increase, ...
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5 Payroll Mistakes!

August 25, 2022
5 Payroll mistakes you probably don't even know you are making (and what to do instead)But after working for many years for a payroll software company helping business owners and payroll administrators with all their payroll questions (and frustratio...
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It’s common knowledge that the Holidays Act is not workable for many businesses. You may be aware that the government has formed a Holidays Act Taskforce to improve the Holidays Act by providing a clear and transparent set of rules for providing entitlements to, and p...
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It’s no secret that many businesses struggle with understanding the Holidays Act.Despite the fact it’s been around for years, we still hear about businesses getting it wrong. And it’s no wonder, with the New Zealand Holidays Act ranking as one of the most complex ...
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It’s clear leave is the number one area that trips up many businesses, as we hear more and more reports of non-compliance with the Holidays Act 2003.You may be aware of the Holidays Act Taskforce that the government established to address the high degree of ambiguity that ...
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It's hard to believe another year is nearly upon us. It’s not long now before we can all take a much-earned break to eat good food in the sun while spending quality time with our loved ones. However, this time of year can also be quite stressful, particularly if you...
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Leave is probably the most talked-about area of payroll, and it's where I spend most of my time helping clients.On the surface, you'd expect it to be straightforward. But as you will probably now be aware, anything payroll-related is never clear if you employ staff! In ...
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There has been a lot of noise lately in the media about people receiving unexpected tax bills. One of the reasons is where the employee has ended up with a 53-week scenario. The 53-week scenario can happen depending on the day of the week your employee is paid. Pays for empl...
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