Let's make the hardest job in New Zealand easier
Be a 'change maker' and help shape the future of the Holidays Act
Managing payroll in New Zealand – The good, the bad and the frustrating
We reckon New Zealand is the best place in the world for doing business.
But…we definitely have room for improvement. Hiring and paying staff is really hard in NZ - in fact, it's among the hardest in the world. The Holidays Act is so confusing that it’s hard for employers to pay staff correctly – which isn’t good for anyone.
We’re a nation of small business, which means most don’t have special legal teams or HR departments. Yet everyone is expected to keep track of confusing, cumbersome laws.
Not anymore. The government is putting together a team to fix the Holidays Act, once and for all. And we're part of it.
As New Zealand’s leading provider of payroll – one-in-three Kiwis are paid through our software – we’ve been asked to work with the government and bring the Holidays Act into the 21st century.
Reforming the Holidays Act
The way we work has changed, but the law hasn't kept up.
Flexible work patterns, different hours and rosters, plus a huge increase in freelancers and contractors.
We need new laws to reflect our relationship with work. The future is about flexibility: but our legislation is stuck in the past.
And we need your help to create that future together.
68% of SME businesses support reforming the Holidays Act to simplify how leave entitlements are calculated.
1-in-5 business owners say calculating and tracking leave entitlements and balances is a key pain point
Be a ‘change maker’ – have your say
We're already working to make payroll in New Zealand easier
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