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April 2011 Newsletter

Published 01 Apr 2011
This Issue

4th Week Annual Holiday Payments

Just Because The Employee Has Already Accrued Over 20 Days Annual Holidays, It Doesn't Mean That The 4th Week Can Be Paid Out.
The only annual holidays that can be cashed in are for entitlement years that begin on or after 1st of April 2011...full story

90 Day Trial Period Does Not Offer Employers The Protection Employers Think

While the Act itself can be interpreted in several ways, it is the court decision in the Stokes Valley Pharmacy Case that is seriously important...full story

Experience Rated Premiums For ACC Will Bite

The Experience Rating for business' premiums being introduced by the ACC from the 1st April affects all employers...full story

The Benefits To Employers Of Buying Holidays

Employers are advised that the main benefit in buying back a week of holidays is in the attracting of a week of production...full story

Minimum Wage Increased

The Minister of Labour has announced increases to the minimum wage rates, effective from April 1 2011. The adult minimum wage increases from $12.75 to $13.00. The training and new entrants' minimum wages increases from $10.20 to $10.40.


ANZAC Day (25 April) is observed on the day it falls. In 2011, ANZAC Day and Easter Monday fall on the same calendar day...full story