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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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Wage Movements – What's Happening in 2020?

August 26th 2020


Recently Stats NZ released the June 2020 wage inflation information. The headline stats were that for the year to June 2020.

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COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

August 18th 2020


Applications for the Resurgence Wage Subsidy are expected to be able to be made by the end of this week. This Wage Subsidy is in recognition of the current...

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Go Hard, Go Early – Grow HR COVID-19 Update

August 12th 2020


This is the Government’s message from last night as the country moves to COVID-19 Alert Levels at midday today. Keeping staff informed remains paramount. E...

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Complimentary Briefings

August 11th 2020


Grow HR Complimentary Briefings – Employment Update this August:

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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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