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Legislation Changes to Sick Leave Entitlements

May 26th 2021


The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021 received royal assent on 24th May, 2021. This amendment increases the entitlement to sick leave fro...

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Covid-19 Vaccinations – What To Consider

May 12th 2021


DHBs are now well underway with Covid-19 vaccine rollouts across the country and plan to have these completed by the end of this year. As an employer, you ...

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Fair Pay Agreements

May 12th 2021


The design of the proposed Fair Pay Agreements was announced last week by Government. This is intended to introduce minimum pay and conditions for certain ...

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Immigration – Upcoming Changes To Work Visas

May 12th 2021


It was confirmed last week that the new accreditation and transition to the Accredited Employer Work Visa will be introduced from 1st November 2021.  This ...

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Leave & Holidays – What Else Is In The Pipeline?

May 12th 2021


The Government acceptedthe 22 Holidays Act Taskforce recommendations to make the Holidays Act ‘clearer and more certain’. Work is now underway to draft cha...

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Leave & Holidays – What Is On The Table?

May 12th 2021


There are 2 bills currently progressing through the parliamentary process which we will further update you on if/when they are passed into law.

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Leave & Holidays – What Has Changed Recently?

May 12th 2021


There have been 2 recent legislation amendments introducing new types of leave. The first is an extra Public Holiday for Matariki. The first Matariki Publi...

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Employer Considerations with regards to International Travel in 2021 with Grow HR's Laura Gregory

April 30th 2021


Are your staff considering international travel? If so we recommend checking out what ER Consultant Laura Gregory has to say about what you may want to con...

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Lance Peterson granted full Private Investigator License by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

April 12th 2021


Grow HR's Lance Peterson has been granted a full Private Investigator permit by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority for external workplace i...

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Did you know Grow HR can help with Managing Absences?

March 10th 2021


The 2019 bi-annual Workplace Wellness Report by Southern Cross & Business New Zealand reported that the costs of absence in 2018 was $1.79b and the equival...

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Grow HR Employment Briefings > Wed 3rd March 2021

February 18th 2021


Grow HR Complimentary Employment Briefings – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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Temporary Work Visas - Application Changes 2021

December 16th 2020


New Zealand Immigration have announced changes to temporary work visas will be implemented from early 2021. The changes will affect essential skills, talen...

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2020 Christmas / New Year Public Holidays

November 24th 2020


This year Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on a Friday and Boxing Day and day after New Years Day fall on a Saturday.

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Replacement Privacy Act 2020 (effective 1 Dec 2020)

November 23rd 2020


The replacement Privacy Act 2020 coming into force from 1 December 2020 provides consideration for the digital age we're now living in. The key changes for...

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What to do when your employee resigns

November 11th 2020


Resignations are often unexpected and happen quickly.  To support a positive ending of the employment relationship and protection for the business there ar...

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Party Promises – New Zealand Election 2020

October 13th 2020


With the 2020 General Election only a few days away, we thought it timely to provide a quick summary of the major parties' policies in the area of employme...

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COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is Being Expanded

September 25th 2020


The New Zealand Government have announced they are expanding the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme with effect from Monday 28 September 2020. From the 28th eli...

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Robust Employment Agreements Protect Employers

September 23rd 2020


A Grow HR retail client called us to say they’d received personal grievances for unjustified dismissal of two staff who’d had their employment ended due to...

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Business Interruption / Force Majeure Contract Clauses

September 11th 2020


Heading into Covid-19 lockdown businesses relied on business interruption and force majeure clauses in employment agreements to make decisions about how th...

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Looking to Avoid Restructuring?

August 27th 2020


The challenges in Auckland with the recent COVID-19 clusters make it timely to consider how restructuring and redundancies could be mitigated. Recruiting t...

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