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Employers Newsletter June 2017

Published 15 Jun 2017
This Issue

Visitor Management Update

Our online Visitor Management system from the Employers Toolbox has been upgraded with couple of new features. Assisting you under the Health & Safety at Work 2015 Act (HSWA) as the PCBU in your duty of care to inform and educate those entering your work site of their responsibilities and obligations....full story

What Happens At The End Of Parental Leave?

Many Mothers returning from maternity leave do  consider their options regarding full time, part time, flexi-time work, or even not returning at all. Employers should be able to  inform parents of what their options are and what happens if they decide to return to work or not....full story

Employment Agreement Updates

Our latest Employment Agreements are available now. Following recent legislation changes and Court decisions, several significant changes have been implemented throughout our range of Agreements. Content changes include:...full story

What Does Pay Equity Settlement Deal Mean For Employers?

Last month the Government entered into a ‘pay equity’ settlement deal in relation to Government-funded service sectors of aged residential care, home support and disability services.  The settlement recognises that these jobs are paid at a lower rate because they are predominately undertaken by women...full story

Milage Rate For Motor Vehicles Increased.

The Inland Revenue Department advise that for the 2017 tax year (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), the mileage rate for both petrol and diesel fuel vehicles has increased to 73 cents per km.

This year we are also able to set mileage rates for hybrid and electric cars. The mileage rates for these vehicles are:
  • hybrid - 73 cents per km
  • electric - 81 cents per km.

Rates apply to each income tax year (1 April to 31 March). If you have a non-standard balance date the rate applies from the beginning of your relative income year.

You can use this rate for up to a maximum of 5,000 km of work-related travel per year. For distances greater than 5,000 km, you must keep a record of actual vehicle expenses.

The 73 cents per kilometre rate applies irrespective of engine size or whether your vehicle is powered by a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine. The mileage rate does not apply to motorcycles.

The mileage rates for hybrid and electric vehicles apply from the 2016-17 year onwards.