Man who boasted about receiving payout from employer penalised for breaching confidentiality

A man who received a payout from his former employer and then boasted about it on Facebook has been penalised for breaching their confidentiality agreement. Toi Moerua was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay a penalty of $1500 to container cartage specialist Massam Transport (MTL). In a Facebook post dated February 13, […]

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[NZPPA] THE PRIVACY OF PAYROLL

Payroll handles some of the most sensitive and confidential information that a business has.  Employee information ranges from personal details and what staff are being paid to what deductions are being made from their pay by government departments and agencies. Payroll is entrusted with the security of the information it collects, processes and retains and […]

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Govt dept still chasing itself over holiday pay

The government department in charge of chasing employers over holiday pay arrears has yet to pay its own staff – two years after it first agreed to remedy past breaches. The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which includes the Labour Inspectorate, initially reached an enforceable undertaking in March 2016 over Holidays Act breaches […]

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IMPORTANT FOR NZ PAYROLL: MBIE’S POSITION STATEMENT – ESTIMATING THE VALUE OF HOLIDAYS ACT 2003 UNDERPAYMENTS

Many employers and their payroll professionals are spending a lot of time and money trying to correct mistakes made from an unworkable Holidays Act 2003.  This will not change until the government (or any government) shows some real courage in trying to make the Act workable and as easy as paying an employee their wage […]

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Become a NZPPA Certified Payroll Professional in 2018

Make a belated New Year’s resolution to become a certified payroll professional in 2018! NZPPA is very pleased to announce that the reworked and totally online certification process is open for business. We believe this is now a world-class certification process for payroll and will assist greatly in developing payroll as a recognised profession in […]

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Making the Holidays Act 2003 workable for payroll – Open letter to the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Please note: the following letter has been sent to the Minister today we are hoping for a real opportunity to try and resolve the issues with this act, we will keep you fully informed of any developments.    Dear Minister   The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA) was established in 2007 to develop and […]

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