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Employers Newsletter May 2021

Published 24 May 2021
This Issue

Government throttling the flow of migrant workers

On 1 November 2021, the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will be introduced. Every company wishing to employ a migrant worker will need to be INZ accredited....full story

Sick Leave increasing

Labour's Bill to double employer-funded sick leave for employees has passed the third reading in Parliament this month. The Bill is supposed to come into force 2 months from enactment which makes for a mid July date....full story

Toolbox update - Custom emails

New feature now available - Customised HTML emails. Promote your own brand through using the Employers Toolbox platform....full story

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

The Queen's Birthday Public Holiday is always observed on the first Monday in June. This year that's Monday June 7th. Important to note this is not Mondayised, ie. it hasn't been moved from a different day simply to be observed on Monday, like a few other holidays this year in particular.

Therefore, only people who normally work on a Monday are entitled to it, and the normal rules apply;

  • Relevant Daily Pay (RDP) if not working and normally would;
  • 1.5x RDP & a day in lieu if working and would normally work;
  • 1.5x RDP only if working but don't normally work Monday.