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June-July-August 2020 Newsletter

July 30th 2020


In the June-July-August 2020 issue of our newsletter we look at: Creating Job Opportunities, Employer-Assisted Work Visas, Holidays & Leave Calculations, a...

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Employment Legislation Updates

July 29th 2020


The Employment Relations Authority has started to determine COVID-19 related cases with the first three matters going in the employees' favour. The key mes...

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Holidays & Leave Calculations

July 29th 2020


Underpayment of holidays and leave have recently featured in the headlines again with MYOB announcing that seven of its payroll softwares may not have been...

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Employer-Assisted Work Visas

July 29th 2020


Immigration NZ are continuing to work through changes to how employer-assisted temporary work visas are approved. This is in response to planned system cha...

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Creating Job Opportunities

July 29th 2020


We're in a unique period where business is being significantly impacted by COVID-19, citizens and residents are choosing to return to New Zealand, and migr...

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Back at Work ... (doing business post COVID-19 lockdown)

May 27th 2020


In this video Mandy outlines some key information that applies to staff who are back at work, the extension to the Wage Subsidy, annual holidays, and the n...

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Reviewing Your Operations at COVID-19 Alert Level 2

May 13th 2020


The move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 this week has created a new set of questions as employers consider how to increase or restart operations, or decide what...

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Week 5 COVID-19 Lockdown Video Update from Mandy

April 21st 2020


It’s now week 5 of the lockdown but at 11.59pm next Monday 27 April 2020 we exit COVID-19 Alert Level 4 and from Tuesday morning we’ll be at Level 3.

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UPDATE – COVID-19 Alert Level Guidelines – 16 April 2020

April 16th 2020


As yet there is no decision or clarity on when we might move from the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4. However, the Government today provided more informati...

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COVID-19 Update: SME Government Funding for HR Advice

April 15th 2020


The Government has announced it's going to pour $25m into free specialist advice for SMEs. These services will be delivered via approved providers such as ...

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COVID-19 Update For The Week Ahead – Sun 5 April 2020

April 5th 2020


In this update we remind you about our FREE Virtual Workshops coming up, and we look at the Essential Workers Leave Scheme, Public Holidays, 90-Day Trials ...

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FREE People Management & Employment Relations Workshops via Video Conferencing

April 2nd 2020


As part of Hawke’s Bay Business Hub’s series of FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS Grow HR are running sessions via the video conferencing looking at People Management...

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COVID-19 • Laura's Week 1 Wrap-Up • Mandy: Good Faith Still Applies

April 1st 2020


In this COVID-19 update Laura wraps up week 1 of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Nationwide Lockdown. We've also got some wise words from Mandy that all New Zea...

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COVID-19 • Subsidies Update Video from Mandy • 29 Mar

March 29th 2020


In this COVID-19 video update Mandy looks at where things are at with the Wage Subsidy and Leave Payment (now folded into the Wage Subsidy), along with som...

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COVID-19 Update • Changes to Government Subsidies

March 27th 2020


The New Zealand Government has this afternoon announced further changes to the Wage Subsidy and the Leave Payment schemes.

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COVID-19 Update • Wage Subsidy & Leave Payments • Wednesday 25 March 2020

March 25th 2020


We've had many different questions and scenarios over the past three days about the financial support available for staff. At this point we're still respon...

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COVID-19 Update – Tuesday 24 March 2020 • Latest Developments & Making Arrangements With Staff

March 24th 2020


Today the NZ Government announced the next level of support, as outlined below. However, the Wage Subsidy & Leave Payment remain the only subsidies in plac...

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New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Nationwide Lockdown – Effective 11.59pm Wednesday 25 March 2020

March 23rd 2020


With little more than 48 hours to prepare for a nationwide shutdown the race is on to make sure you're in the best position possible for business continuit...

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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and its Impact on Employment in New Zealand

March 22nd 2020


At 12pm Saturday 21 March 2020 Jacinda Ardern increased New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert to Level 2. For employers this means you need to look at alternative w...

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COVID-19 Leave Subsidy (Grow HR)

March 22nd 2020


This video from Mandy at Grow HR explains the purpose of the COVID-10 Leave Subsidy, who’s eligible, how you can find out more, and how to apply for it.

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