Important notice

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 restrictions in Auckland, we have moved to a virtual delivery for this conference.

More sick leave, extra entitlements and maintaining traceability

With new regulations on the horizon, businesses need to be prepared to manage the rising costs that follow. Add in quick-fire decisions made during COVID-19, and transparency of record keeping may catch you out in a future audit.

So when you have a directive to apply a pay increase across the board, and 4 days to pull it off – how do you balance getting the job done on time while ticking all of the compliance boxes?

Join us at our one-day conference and hear Teuila Clifford, Payroll Services Manager for Foodstuffs, share her experience in overseeing payroll changes within tight timeframes during the height of the pandemic. Teuila will explain the implications of COVID-19 decisions on future leave calculations, and how to ensure your records are watertight should they be audited in the future.

And what’s happening with the much-anticipated Holidays Act Review?

Paul Mackay, Business New Zealand’s Manager of Employment Relations Policy, will provide a progress update from the Holidays Act working group, including preferred options and timelines. Paul will also discuss how new regulations around sick leave and compulsory redundancy translate for payroll, and how businesses can anticipate the new costs with accurate forecasting.

We will also deep dive into:

  • Implications of COVID-19 decisions on leave payments and traceability of leave calculations for future audits
  • Managing the introduction of additional entitlements for all employees
  • Critical calculations – extraordinary pays, purchasing leave, and incentives
  • Evolving payday filing with mandatory format changes to prior period adjustments, special deductions and KiwiSaver status codes
  • Navigating the Holidays Act: Interpretation, implications and applications; and
  • Protecting privacy – offences, penalties and training your privacy officers.


Everyone trusts payrollers to make correct calculations – so it’s essential you’re equipped to deal with looming law changes.

Register today and take the opportunity to put your burning payroll questions to representatives from Inland Revenue, Business New Zealand and our legal experts.

24th Annual Payroll Conference | Auckland

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Speakers

Andrew Bayly

Shadow Treasurer (Revenue)
National Party MP for Port Waikato

Paul Mackay

Manager of Employment Relations Policy
Business New Zealand

Lydia Baines

Payroll Manager
Auckland District Health Board

Phil Fisher

Partner
PwC New Zealand

Josie Goddard

Senior Manager – Indirect and Employment Taxes
PwC New Zealand

Ian Whitney

Account Manager – Payroll Software Developers, Business Transformation
Inland Revenue

Brydon Tweedie

Account Manager – Business Transformation
Inland Revenue

Teuila Clifford

Payroll Services Manager
Foodstuffs North Island Limited

Carl Blake

Special Counsel
Simpson Grierson

Matthew Dearing

General Counsel and Head of Legal
EMA

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00

Registration and networking – tea and coffee

9:00 - 9:05

MC introduction

Myriam Heynen, Employment Relations Consultant - EMA

9:05 - 9:30

State of the “Payroll” Nation – Address by Andrew Bayly

  • Managing challenges of the post-Covid business environment
  • Changes ahead to employment law legislation.

Andrew Bayly, Shadow Treasurer (Revenue) - National Party Member of Parliament for Port Waikato

9:30 - 10:30

Navigating the Holidays Act: Interpretation, implications and applications

  • Calculating across the board – where to from here, when one leave becomes another
  • Changing status and avoiding the traps: full-time to part-time and part-time to casual employment
  • “Pay as you go” 8% holiday pay – what you can and can’t do
  • Q&A – solving the curly calculations and scenarios.

Lydia Baines, Payroll Manager - Auckland District Health Board

10:30 - 11:00

Networking break – morning tea

11:00 - 11:25

Changing of the guard: New regulations and how they translate for payroll

  • Forecasted rising costs for business – managing the introduction of additional entitlements for all employees
  • Future state for accrued leave – what are the implications for payrollers?
  • Preparing for the future: Compulsory four-week redundancy for all employees
  • Updates from the Holidays Act working group.

Paul Mackay, Manager of Employment Relations Policy - Business New Zealand

11:25 - 11:50

Essentials of PAYE and FBT – balancing the needs of Payroll, HR and Finance

  • Compliance and communication – allowances, reimbursements and benefits
  • The devil is in the detail – what we see employers getting wrong and how to fix it
  • Real-life case studies to set the record straight.

Phil Fisher, Partner - PwC New Zealand

Josie Goddard, Senior Manager – Indirect and Employment Taxes - PwC New Zealand

11:50 - 12:30

IRD & Payroll: Calculations, evolution and fixing the big issues

  • Evolving payday filing with mandatory format changes: prior period adjustments, special deductions and KiwiSaver status codes
  • Next steps for IRD – paid parental leave, child support, foreign trusts, duties and unclaimed money
  • You asked, we listened – actions and updates from business feedback.


Plus
your opportunity to ask questions directly to the IRD!

Ian Whitney, Account Manager – Payroll Software Developers, Business Transformation - Inland Revenue

Brydon Tweedie, Account Manager – Business Transformation - Inland Revenue

12:30 - 1:20

Networking break & lunch provided

1:20 - 2:00

Case study: Creating calmness after the catastrophe – payroll’s power and precision

  • Defining parameters, asking the right questions and applying the legal framework: the reality of accurately delivering on directives from senior leadership amidst chaos
  • Navigating the tricky questions to process payroll on time, under demanding deadlines
  • Implications of Covid-19 decisions on future leave calculation payments
  • Transparency in record keeping – traceability of leave calculations for future audits.

Teuila Clifford , Payroll Services Manager - Foodstuffs North Island Limited

2:00 - 2:30

Protecting privacy – new Act, early intervention and risk management

  • Notifiable privacy breaches: Increased powers of the Commissioner – consideration of ‘serious harm’, sensitivity of information and nature of harm caused
  • Compliance notices, offences, penalties and training your privacy officers
  • New requirements applying to information privacy principles via the Human Rights Review Tribunal
  • Cross border protections – ramifications for businesses and individuals.

Carl Blake, Special Counsel - Simpson Grierson

2:30 - 3:00

Networking break – afternoon tea

3:00 - 3:40

Q & A – your curly questions answered

  • The legislation is complex and can be difficult to apply – so here’s your chance to bring the questions that baffle you to our expert panellists. Whether it’s purchasing leave, best practice when offering incentives, the ins and outs of parental leave or termination pays – this is your chance to ask.

Lydia Baines, Payroll Manager - Auckland District Health Board

Carl Blake, Special Counsel - Simpson Grierson

3:40 - 4:20

Updates in the legal space and how they impact payroll

  • Careful consideration required: Legal protections for employee’s vs contractors
  • Employment Court determination in Leota v Parcel Express Limited [[2020] NZEmpC 61; 7/5/2020; Chief Judge Inglis]
  • Courts clarify closedown pay rules: from compulsory, complicated and confusing to simple and straightforward
  • Latest PG statistics – costs to win or lose and the impacts on wage arrears claims.

Matthew Dearing, General Counsel & Head of Legal - EMA

4:20 - 4:30

MC close

Myriam Heynen, Employment Relations Consultant - EMA

SLIDO Questions released throughout the day

  1. In a payroll context, in your business, what’s the biggest frustration you faced during the Covid era?
  2. Defining parameters, asking the right questions and applying the legal framework: the reality of accurately delivering on directives from senior leadership amidst chaos
  3. Navigating the tricky questions to process payroll on time, under a demanding deadline

Slido Code: PAYROLL21

Important notice

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 restrictions in Auckland, we have moved to a virtual delivery for this conference.

Registration & Pricing

EMA Members

$ 599
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 6 CPD Hours

Non-Members

$ 849
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 6 CPD Hours

Group (2+) - EMA Members

$ 499
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 6 CPD Hours

Group (2+) - Non-Members

$ 749
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 6 CPD Hours

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