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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.

We understand that sometimes interpretation of new information around Covid can be confusing. It is very important that you respond in a way that is both practical and procedurally correct.

It is interesting to note that Government sources have publicly suggested that some employers are dealing with the situation incorrectly and opening themselves up to personal grievance action. Clearly this is not good a good outcome for employers or their staff.

Please contact me if you would like to talk this through.


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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