Employers who open for business on Easter Sunday in 2017 will need to check with their local council on their trading policies. Employees have the right to refuse to work on Easter Sunday without providing a reason. Will this affect your business?
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There were changes to the Health & Safety laws this year on 4th April 2016 and the new reform bill came into force for businesses & workers. Do you understand the new regulations and how they could affect you down the track? Or have you put together an action plan to create a safer environment in your workplace?
If you provide food and accommodation in return for labour then you are an employer. The provision of food and accommodation in return for labour services is considered to be paid employment in IRD’s eyes and means you have obligations to meet as an employer.
We have symbolically adopted one of New Zealand's most endangered birds through the Kakapo Recovery Programme. Meet Kuia the Kakapo, isn't she CUTE!? The office has been learning lots about our native parrot and conversations have struck up a few laughs suggesting that Geoff flies to Anchor Island to meet her in person..... SO WATCH THIS SPACE! Want to know more about Kuia? Follow us on our Facebook page for regular updates on what she is up too - did you know she is about to be a mum?
Are you a “casual employee” or do you employ “casuals”? We’re here to help you understand your rights as an employee and responsibilities as an employer. Did you know casual workers have the same employment rights and entitlements as all other full-time New Zealand workers? Unfortunately few casual workers know what they are entitled to, while many employers have a similar lack of knowledge.
Please join us... FairWeathers and TvA Chartered Accountants are teaming up to host a Blue September Breakfast Fundraiser on September 19 which we’d love you to support. TvA’s Geoff van Asch and Warren Croft, of FairWeathers on Scott are going to paint their faces BLUE for the special occasion in aid of Prostate Cancer awareness.