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“Fake Cloud” or “True Cloud”?

Cloud data storage is changing the shape of business, but not all cloud is created equal however – particularly when it comes to payroll.
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Review of the Holidays Act (NZ)

The announcement of a task force to review the Holidays Act late last month provoked a lot of excitement in the payroll community. At Datacom, we’re acutely aware of the difficulties that employers have been facing in trying to meet their obligations under the Holidays Act. The terms of reference ...
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Holidays Act (NZ)

The Holidays Act has caused a number of challenges for employers over the years. Check out our three part series on the Holidays Act to help you navigate the complexities. Our three articles are: Hard work needed on holiday pay; Cleaning up our Holidays Act; and The SME’s guide to mitigating risk ...
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Hard work needed on holiday pay

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recently issued new guidance on holiday pay to help employers comply with the Holidays Act without the risk of running up large back pay bills. Organisations must pay employees’ holiday pay based on the higher of their ordinary weekly pay ...
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Cleaning up our Holidays Act

The fact that many Kiwi employers have been found to be miscalculating employees’ holiday pay shows system-wide confusion around the Holidays Act. Employers have unintentionally fallen into non-compliance, with misunderstandings around how to apply Holidays Act entitlement and payment rules ...
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The SME’s guide to mitigating risk around holiday pay

A series of payroll audits showed that most Kiwi businesses have misunderstood the Holidays Act in some way. The audits, conducted by the Labour Inspectorate among larger employers, examined compliance with the Holidays Act. It showed that many employers have not calculated and paid the correct ...
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Preparing for Single Touch Payroll

The new Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting changes being introduced in Australia are fast approaching on July 1, 2018, so now is the time to review if your business is ready so it can comply with the new requirements and not be caught short. STP will be compulsory for all employers in Australia ...
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Getting Prepared for IRD’s Payday Reporting Changes

From 1 April 2018, New Zealand employers paying more than $50,000 PAYE and Employer Superannuation Contribution Tax (ESCT) per year have the option to switch to an electronic payday reporting system, before it becomes compulsory on 1 April 2019. If you’re involved with your organisation’s payroll, ...
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Leave Management

Providing some useful insights in both processes and use of technology to minimise any mismanagement this festive season.
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The Fundamentals

There are a few key things to action to ensure leave is set up properly for your organisation
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