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May Payroll Update

Matariki Public Holiday

The first public holiday to celebrate Matariki will be on Friday 24 June 2022.
Refer here.

ATTENTION: Farming Employers

Are my Employment Agreements up to date for all employees?
Refer here and here.

Are my New Employee forms current?
- Tax Deduction (IR330
Refer here.
- Kiwisaver
Refer here.

Am I meeting the Minimum Wage Requirements? 
Are you paying your employees for every hour worked in a pay period?  
Refer here.

All employees MUST BE PAID AT LEAST THE MINIMUM WAGE OF $21.20 PER HOUR FOR ALL HOURS WORKED IN EACH PAY PERIOD. Wages cannot be averaged over a season.

‘Top up’ Hours
If your employee exceeds their maximum hours in any pay period, they must be paid any extra hours at either the Minimum Wage $21.20 per hour or their usual hourly rate.

Are you CASHING UP entitled Annual Leave for your employees?
Refer here.

- Get the request in writing from your employee.
- Tax it based on a lump sum basis.
Refer here.

Are your employees’ Accommodation Allowances at Market Value? 
Refer here

Taxable Accommodation Allowances – EXEMPT from KiwiSaver calculations
Unless your employment agreements state otherwise, Taxable Accommodation Allowances are exempt from KiwiSaver Calculations. If this is the case for any new employee’s, and annually for existing employees, send a message via your myIR login to advise the value of an employee’s gross earnings that are NOT subject to KiwiSaver calculations to avoid getting IR mail stating you have under-calculated KiwiSaver amounts. Any questions, please call us.
Refer here

Farming employees with Accommodation who are being paid by ACC
If your employee goes on ACC, ACC does not deduct and reimburse you for an employee’s accommodation.  We encourage you to discuss with your employee and suggest you ask them to reimburse you for their accommodation from their ACC payment.

Am I using Timesheets? This is a NOT NEGOTIABLE – get on board!
Refer here

If you have any questions please contact one of our Payroll Team members, they are more than happy to help!

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Anne Bland                   Extension 831               Email anne.b@accounted4.co.nz
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Carolyn Lawrence          Extension 837              Email carolyn.l@accounted4.co.nz
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 9am to 2.30pm
Kate Crookston               Extension 825                Email kate.c@accounted4.co.nz


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