Employment Law changes in 2019
The amendments to the Employment Relations Act have passed, most of which will come into effect on 6 May 2019. Read more in our article here.
Payroll changes ahead – IRD Payday Filing
What’s this? From 1 April 2019, all employers will have to electronically file information with the IRD about their employees’ pay. Currently, the reporting is done monthly. Payment due dates for PAYE and other deductions won’t change.
What do I need to do? If you use payroll software, ask your payroll provider how they support payday filing. You may be able to switch to payday filing prior to 1 April 2019.
If you do not use payroll software, you’ll have to file the returns via IRD. Further information can be found on the IRD website.
Hesketh Henry can assist with any queries about the employment legislation – including the Holidays Act and the Employment Relations Act. If you have accounting or tax questions, we can recommend accounting advisors for further advice.
We have an exciting line-up of seminars and workshops planned for 2019.
Make sure you save the date for our first client seminar, which will be held in the afternoon on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2019, and will cover off the Employment Relations Act changes and other recent developments. Further information will follow in the new year.
In 2019, we are also launching a series of workshops, which will provide practical guidance on employment processes such as restructuring, disciplinary processes, and dealing with incapacity. Again, we will provide more information (and a schedule of dates) in early 2019.
To all of our valued clients and contacts
We wish you a safe, relaxing, and happy holiday period, and look forward to seeing you in 2019. Mere Kirihimete to you all.