Essential HR

Tag: remuneration

No Work No Pay - can you do this?

It may be the weather; it may be unplanned absence, or it may simply be a lack of customers.  If you wish to be able to not pay staff for time when they aren't needed you need to get your Agreements and processes right.

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Wage Increases

Minimum Wage rates will increase by 3.2% on 1 April - going to $15.75 per hour.  December CPI shows overall CPI increases over the past year at 1.3%. It's time to plan!

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Genuine non-monetary rewards

I had a meeting with a client a few weeks ago. I am sure you will be able to identify with this client.

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Increase in Minimum Wage Rate 1 April

Minimum wage rates will increase to $15.25 from 1 April (and training rates from $11.80 to $12.20).  This is a 3.5% increase in times where inflation is down at 0.1%.

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Equal Pay - a measurement challenge

So, the College of Midwives has started legal action and the NZ Education Institute has said it will do likewise on behalf of education support workers.

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CPI Falls

The Consumer Price Index has fallen by 0.3% in the last quarter, so that the annual rate of inflation is now only 0.1%.

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Minimum Wage Increases

Please be aware that the minimum wage increases on 1 April to $14.75 per hour (an increase of 3.5%).

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BYOD!

No, I am not talking about bringing drinks to work. But this is a different idea relating to employing the technological generation: Bring Your Own Devices!

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Latest CPI data

The CPI figures for the year to 30 June 2014 have just been released at 1.6%, which is very consistent with inflationary pressures in the preceding 6 months.

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On-Call rates

We have had a few questions about ‘on-call’ rates. What’s fair reimbursement for being able to respond outside of normal hours and what accepted standards are there?

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