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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 ongoing challenges in Auckland with its latest COVID-19 cluster makes it timely to consider how restructuring and redundancies could be mitigated. Recr...

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Wage Movements – What's Happening in 2020?

August 26th 2020


Earlier this month 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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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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