IR and ACC: No cheques from 1 March

Inland Revenue and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque. Here’s what you need to know. Read more

 

Get ready for Easter holidays

If you’ll be open on Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020, you must let your staff know at least four weeks in advance. There may be local restrictions on trading too. Read more

 

Is contracting right for you? (IRD)

There are many benefits to working as a contractor — it can pay better than doing a similar salaried job and be more flexible. But there are hidden costs to think about, too. Here’s where you’ll find tips, information and common mistakes to help you decide if going contracting is for you. Read more

Tips on becoming a sustainable business (Sustainable Business Network)

Making your business environmentally sustainable is about finding ways to use resources better and reduce waste. Here are some big and small ways to help you and your business. Read more

 

Make your next hire a graduate (Tertiary Education Commission)

Graduates compete for good jobs, and employers compete for good candidates. It helps to understand their needs and what they’re looking for in a job. Read more

 

Working solo : Tips to stay mentally well (Health Promotion Agency)

If you work alone or in a small team, it can be easy to neglect your own wellbeing. Here are some ways to keep you feeling well and connected. Read more

 

Get set for summer (Business.govt.nz)

Summer can be a challenging time for small businesses and contractors. Minimise any headaches by being prepared and knowing what your obligations are. Read more

Employment: Getting holiday pay right (Employment New Zealand)

Figuring out the right amount of holiday for your employees and paying them for it correctly can be tricky. We worked with Employment New Zealand to pull together some useful tips to ensure you’ve got it right. Read more

 

Watch webinar | Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas (Immigration NZ)

Immigration NZ have recorded one of their employer update seminars. It is 91 minutes long and includes some questions and answers from the audience. We recommend you print a copy of the guide for employers “Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas” to refer to while you watch the video. Click here for the guide

 

Want to Sell your Business (IR)

If you’d like to sell now or in the future, here’s what you need to do to get the best price you can for your business. Find out more

 

Accommodation for workers: what you need to know (Employment NZ)

By law, anyone working for you in return for food or accommodation is most likely an employee. You may also be their landlord. Read on

 

Connect and transform your business with the NZBN

Are you ready to connect and transform your business? The NZBN makes doing business faster and easier because it’s a globally unique identifier. There’s an NZBN for every Kiwi business and it’s a digital link to core business information (for example, trading name, location and contact details). Read more

 

Free health and safety check

The SafePlus online tool is a quick and easy way to assess health and safety with your workers, find areas to improve and start taking action. Read more