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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.


Thru a referral Thelma has been my “go to” specialist over a range of HR projects including employment agreements, developing a staff handbook and restructuring my business. I have always found Thelma to be pragmatic in developing effective solutions that has suited both the needs of the business and those of our employees.
Director, SME, Auckland
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