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March 2013 Newsletter


Published 18 Mar 2013

Communication Is Very Important Particularly During A Redundancy Situation

Communication between managers and staff is one of the key ingredients to a successful employment relationship. Clear, concise, effective, and often direct communication of information may save time and effort trying to get the message across. But this does not only apply to the everyday dealings with employees, it also extends to the contentious matter of redundancies....full story

Minimum Wage Increases

The Government has moved to increase the minimum wage rates with effect from 1 April 2013. The adult minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to $13.75. The training and new entrants' minimum wages will increase from $10.80 to $11.00. For more information www.employers.co.nz/minimum-wage-new-zealand.aspx.

Easter Holiday Entitlement

Easter weekend is just around the corner. This year, Good Friday falls on 29th March and Easter Monday on 1st April. These are both public holidays....full story

Daylight Saving Ends

New Zealand Daylight Saving ends at 2.00am on Sunday 7th April....full story

Another great service - SmartPayroll.co.nz

EAL is proud to announce our new partnership with SmartPayroll the online payroll experts.As our members appreciate the value of having online access to all their HR documents and software, there is a great solution for payroll also : SmartPayroll.co.nz...full story

KiwiSaver Minimum Contribution Increase

Just a reminder - as reported in last month's newsletter, several changes take effect from 1 April 2013,...full story

Proposed Minimum Wage Changes

Parliament has voted on changes to the current New Entrants Wage structure. We will advise of the changes once the Bill becomes law.