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We aim to share short, informative posts on current developments and ideas in the HR space that are of practical use to employers and employees alike!

The Essential HR Team wants to make sure you always know what is happening in the world of human resources. Here we provide you with latest news and updates from Essential HR, as we identify them.  This includes our own analyses, summaries of key legal developments month by month, and useful tips for your organisation.


Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

Don't miss your chance to apply for the Wage Subsidy for the period 17th-30th August!

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Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

Monday 28th August 2021   In this Update: Operating under Level 3 Crossing boundaries Extra Counselling Support for preschool/school teachers Wage Subsidy Questions (subsidy for casuals and payment at 80%)   Operating under Level 3I am longing for level…

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Covid-19 – Accessing Resurgence Support

Tuesday 24th August 2021 The sad thing, of course, is that we are still at level 4 – but we need to keep SI free of cases, so let’s trust this…

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Covid-19 – Accessing Support and Impact of levels

Lockdown has been extended... Here is what you need to know!

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Covid-19 – Wages and Salaries during this lockdown

The things you need to know as we enter level 4 lockdown...

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Flooding Advice

Kia ora tatou I have had a number of calls asking me what to pay employees who are unable to work because of flooding or bridge closures/traffic restrictions.

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Essential HR Update

Essential HR Update - Tuesday 25th May 2021 Well, we now have the first law change for the year, so this Update is focused on managing sick leave in the changed environment.…

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Essential HR Update

The things you need to know about staff travelling to Australia as well as Vaccinations. Also, lets get prepared for the increased sick leave coming and make sure any change processes are getting done right...

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Essential HR Update

All you need to know about Minimum Wage Increases, Visa Expiries and Covid Vaccinations! Plus, Essential HR increases their client base in the North Canterbury area!

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Covid-19 – Wages Subsidy and Resurgence Support

Just a quick update with the four things that you need to know!

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Keeping You Posted

1 September 2021

Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

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30 August 2021

Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

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24 August 2021

Covid-19 – Accessing Resurgence Support

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