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Bereavement leave can now be used in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth

Tue June 1st 2021

As from 1 April 2021 an employee can take up to three days’ paid bereavement leave if they or their partner experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth

Updating employment agreements

Tue June 1st 2021

With the recent changes in employment law, now is a good time to have your employment agreements reviewed and updated. Please call if you would like us to assist with this.

Increase in Sick Leave from 24 July 2021

Tue June 1st 2021

From Saturday 24 July 2021 sick leave will increase from 5 days to 10 days per year

Travel Policy – Personal and Business

Tue June 1st 2021

Does your business have a travel policy in place?

Concern Over Ability To Pay Staff – Practical Advice

Wed March 3rd 2021

We have been fielding calls from clients who are becoming concerned over their ability to pay wages, despite Government subsidies.

Xmas Closedown and Payment During Closedown

Mon Nov. 23rd 2020

Are you aware of recent Employment Court ruling about how you pay people during your closedown period?

Regional Business Partnership Network

Thu Aug. 27th 2020

As we’re now an approved registered service provider you may be able to access funding for us to work together on any HR matter you may have.

Covid-19 – Urgent – Wage Subsidies Expiring

Thu Aug. 27th 2020

Find out if you meet the criteria for the Wage Subsidy Extension or the Resurgence Wage Subsidy. Time is running out if you still need to apply.

New Lockdown! Are you having to consider changes to terms and conditions of staff?

Thu Aug. 13th 2020

If you need to make changes this must be done in consultation. You must set out what you are proposing and the reasons why.

Redundancy – Notice Periods And Outstanding Leave Entitlement - Practical Advice

Tue May 26th 2020

Many clients are unaware that because the subsidy is for “wages”, it can also be used for paying notice and outstanding holiday pay.

We needed an expert to handle an issue that was both difficult and delicate. Thelma handled this professionally enabling the staff involved to feel that she was able to help them through the situation. Thelma’s real strength is the ease she can build a rapport with managers enabling them to deal with the hard issues of the day. I have no hesitation in recommending Thelma French.
CEO, SME, Auckland
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