Bunnings has announced it will back pay staff $11 million as part of its efforts to comply with the Holidays Act. The critical point is that it shouldn’t be just major companies considering this, every company with employees should be.
With the number Australian based companies entering or operating in New Zealand, it is surprising how little is written about the human resources and employment relations implications of this, particularly in the small to medium business space.
In the fast paced and demanding world we live in, we are often too busy being busy and find ourselves spending our time and energy on the wrong things. Knocking out the quick wins at work, but failing to focus our time on what’s important.
There are huge amounts of research that show if you manage and lead people well, they will perform, which couldn’t be more accurate in the farming industry. The performance, commitment and engagement of every employee is of huge importance to production and therefore profit, so getting this right is key.
Our team will provide a dynamic workshop, providing techniques and tools so you can avoid one bad apple spoiling the bunch. Expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of how to successfully recruit the best person for your business.
Employment and HR law can be very complicated. This workshop is designed for business owners and managers to receive insights on Employment Relations and Compliance. We will ensure you are clear on your duties and obligations and understand the risks, before we lead into a snapshot of the potential impact from the recent new laws and regulations introduced by the new government.
With a change of Government late last year, many of us waited in anticipation for how that change would affect us as employers and business owners. The new Labour Government indicated that change would be imminent for employment legislations with a focus on workplace relations. We now have some clarity as to what those key amendments will look like.
Getting payroll wrong can prove to be very costly for the employer. Employers are strongly encouraged to consider having their payroll processes independently reviewed to establish if they have a problem to be concerned about.