The Landlord’s Responsibility
Jul20

The Landlord’s Responsibility

John Shingleton Director of Onlinelawyers www.onlinelawyer.nz There is a little-known section of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSAWA) which places a specific health and safety obligation upon landlords, in addition to the primary obligation of all PCBUs. What has surprised me is how many leases do not specifically address this potentially significant liability. Briefly, within the wording of s42 of the HSAWA is an obligation...

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SME Tax Relief Has Arrived
Jul20

SME Tax Relief Has Arrived

Chris Cunniffe Chief executive of Tax Management NZ www.itmnz.co.nz Difficult to get right, expensive to get wrong – that’s how many business owners describe paying provisional tax. However, that statement no longer rings true. New rules mean you don’t have to constantly estimate your liability throughout the year anymore. Inland Revenue (IRD) will no longer hit you with interest if you pay your provisional tax based on a five percent...

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Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?
Jul20

Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz One of the hot topics amongst employers today is employee retention: the dual challenges of finding good employees – and keeping them. I agree it is a challenge for some sectors and yet, more money and more training isn’t the ‘white-knight’ answer for every situation. Ongoing training is a brilliant solution when retention matters...

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Take Your Website From Average to Awesome
Jul20

Take Your Website From Average to Awesome

Michele Hider Director of Priority Communications www.prioritycomms.co.nz Having an online presence is essential for any company to do good business in 2017. You might want to stop and think for a moment about how people would find your company if they couldn’t Google your website. Yes, they might see you on Facebook or hear about you on the radio, but your information is likely to be quite superficial and where do you send them for...

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Want a Healthy Workplace? Start with the Basics
Jul20

Want a Healthy Workplace? Start with the Basics

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz In my experience, most organisations want to look after their staff well but, given the seemingly intangible nature of wellness, are unsure of the best way to spend their dollars. After all, how do you know if your investment and commitment to the cause is going to be worth it? How do you measure if you really are getting a healthy return? My advice is to start with the...

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