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Wage Subsidy Extension and Resurgence Wage Subsidy Aug 25, 2020

Applications have closed for the initial wage subsidy.

However, if you’re still significantly affected by COVID-19, you may qualify for a Wage Subsidy Extension. Applications opened 10 June 2020 and close at 11.59pm on 1 September 2020.

A 2-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy is available...

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Managing Debt Aug 21, 2020

Running a small business requires taking some risks. Debt is one of those risks, but it is also a positive tool for small business that is usually necessary in order to fund your growth.

However, when circumstances change and your debt levels grow, it can keep you up at night.

It is important to...

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Getting ready to exit your business? Aug 18, 2020

You'll need a strategy.

If you are looking to exit your business or have a future plan to do so, you need a strategy.

When you sell up, you want your business to have as much inherent value as possible – so you get a good price, a great return on your investment and the best possible...

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The difference between Restructuring and Redundancy Aug 11, 2020

In the current economic climate, your business may be exploring cost-saving options, including reorganising or downsizing your workforce.

If you are looking at restructuring and the possibility of redundancies, you need to understand the difference between the two, as they often get mistaken for...

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Personal Grievances where Employment Relationship is Triangular Jul 14, 2020

Recent Changes

A triangular employment relationship is when you are employed by one entity, but your work is actually under the control or direction of another entity. For example, under the labour for hire model or via a recruitment agency.

The changes: Up until mid-2020, employees could only...

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Business Health Check Jul 13, 2020

Having a hard time working through staff disputes? Employment NZ’s mediators offer a range of high-quality mediation and case management services to help work through disputes and employment relationship breakdowns.

Considering redundancies? Make sure you follow the workplace...

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Five ways to Boost Mental Well-being at Work Jul 06, 2020

If you’re a business owner or manager, there’s a lot you can do to support your staff to maintain positive mental health and in turn, keep your business profitable.

Studies say ‘happy employees are more likely to be productive employees’ (Kaplanet al., 2009) and...

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