Here is where you can find more information on:

Employment obligations

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has useful resources here covering lots of issues about how employers should deal with the virus, from questions about sick leave to understanding your duty of care in the workplace. Retail NZ has put together a handy summary of this.

The Privacy Commissioner has answered employment-related privacy issues here.

Redundancies
We understand that reducing staff numbers will be a last resort that no employer wishes to take. However, if you do need to consider cutting staff hours or reducing numbers, it is crucially important that you follow the correct procedures. There is more information here and here on redundancies and what steps need to be taken.

 

Tax

There is more information here on tax relief being offered by the Government.  Also see our website here.
 

ACC levies during Covid-19


See here for more details on your ACC levy obligations.

CoverPlus Extra policies have rolled over for the 2020/21 year, including any changes made during the renewal process.  Customers will remain covered during this time at the agreed cover amount but invoicing has been delayed for three months.

If you are unsure whether you can meet your ACC levy obligations, you need to contact ACC to discuss your options.  No collection activity for outstanding levies is taking place at the moment.  But if you currently owe for an outstanding levy, and you can't make a payment due to the impact of COVID-19, you need to contact the Collections and Recovery Team (0800 222 776, business@acc.co.nz). 

If an employee is injured while doing a work-related task at home, it is considered a work-related injury.  You need to deal with this in the usual way.

 

Mental wellbeing 

Remember to look after yourselves and your staff.  Have a look on our website for mental health resources.