Guide: Payroll compliance and the 2003 Holidays Act

Date: 10 Nov 2020
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Why should you care about the Holidays Act (2003)?

The 2003 Holidays Act provides specific minimum leave entitlements and payments that must be met by New Zealand employers. However, since passing into law the act has been criticised by many accounting and payroll professionals as being ambiguous and complex. This guide helps Payroll and HR managers understand the complexities and interplay between the act and a given payroll system, and its configurations.

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What you'll take away from this guide

  • How to set up your payroll system to work correctly and in compliance with the act
  • Key challenges identified by the MBIE Holidays Working Group
  • Steps towards compliance 

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