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Paying Employees Correctly

For Payroll Professionals there are a number of legislation and process challenges around paying employees correctly. Payroll Professionals need to know how to deal with these challenges.

Module 1: Applying Tax Codes


This module covers the different type of tax codes that may apply to employee or contractor payments, and the issues you may have to consider when applying these.

Module 2: Making Deductions


This module covers the legal provisions from the Wages Protection Act and other legislation around deductions. It also covers case law precedents.

Module 3: Paying Bonuses


This module covers the legal provisions of which bonuses should be included in holiday pay calculations, and current case law precedents for this.

Module 4: On Call Allowances


This module covers the legal requirements around on call allowances including when they do and don’t apply and when you do and don’t have to pay them.

Module 5: Other Allowances


This module covers the different allowances you may have under your employment agreements, the tax and other issues to consider, and how to pay them correctly.

Module 6: FBT and benefits


This module covers the different benefits that you may offer in your organisation, when and how FBT applies and what you should be paying.

Module 7: Jury Pay


This module covers the legal provisions from Jury Act, what policies and procedures you may have in place in your business and what to pay when someone has or hasn’t served on a jury.

Module 8: Final Pays


This module covers the legal provisions around final pays when an employee finishes employment, as well as tax and other issues that Payroll need to consider.

Module 9: Settlement Payments


This module covers the legal provisions around settlement payments, how to make sure you pay the right amount and when and which tax applies or doesn’t apply.

Module 10: Accident Compensation ACC


This module covers the provisions and processes around paying or not paying someone who has been off work with a work related or non work related accident or illness.

Module 11: Payroll Processes


This module covers understanding the different types of payroll processes you may have in place in your organisation, how to mitigate risk and set up best practise.

Module 12: Redundancy Payments


This module covers understanding the different components of calculating a redundancy payment and when and how tax applies.

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The Employment Relations Act

Payroll Professionals need to know how to apply the points of the Employment Relations Act when applying employment conditions.

The overview video covers all the key points of the Act, with each of our modules exploring specific areas of the ERA.

Topic 1: Types of Employees


This module covers understanding the different types of workers including part timer, casuals, fixed termers, temps and independent contractors and the issues to know about each.

Topic 2: Using trial periods


This module covers the legal provisions around using trial periods so that they are enforceable and how to handle the different issues that can occur if you need to end employment.

Topic 3: Employment Agreements


This module covers the HR, payroll and legal issues around different type of clauses in an employment agreement, like confidentiality, termination, payments, restraints, leave and more.

Topic 4: Meal Breaks and Flexible Work


This module covers understanding the legal provisions and payments around meal breaks and allowances, as well as provisions around flexible work.

Topic 5: Zero Hours and Casuals


This module covers understanding the difference between casuals and part time flexible workers. It covers how available hours work and the issues around managing these agreements.


The Parental Leave Act

HR and Payroll Professionals need to know the legislative requirements for parental leave, and how to follow the correct processes when an employee goes on or returns from any type of parental leave.

Module 1: Types of Parental Leave


This module covers understanding the different types of parental leave provisions (primary carer leave, partner leave and extended leave) and the legal requirements around each.

Module 2: Taking Parental Leave


This module covers the provisions and process when someone is going on the different types of parental leave - who pays what, and how.

Module 3: Returning from Parental Leave


This module covers the provisions and process when someone is returning from the different types of parental leave - who pays what, and how. It also covers dealing with issues that can occur.

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Payroll Technology & Systems

Payroll Professionals need to have learning agility in the systems and technology that they use to record employee pay and working time information.

Payroll Leadership & Strategy

Payroll Professionals must demonstrate leadership capability and develop strategies to lead the payroll function successfully.  

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The Holidays Act

Payroll Professionals need to advise managers correctly on leave, have the right policies and procedures in place and pay correctly when people do take leave.

Module 1: Annual Leave


This module covers understanding annual leave provisions and conditions under the Holidays Act. It also covers how to apply these provisions to different situations and policies and processes to have in place.

Module 2: Public Holidays


This module covers understanding public holiday (statutory leave) provisions and conditions under the Holidays Act. It also covers how to apply these provisions to different situations and policies and processes to have in place.

Module 3: Sick Leave


This module covers understanding sick leave provisions and conditions under the Holidays Act. It also covers how to apply these provisions to different situations and policies and processes to have in place.

Module 4: Bereavement Leave


This module covers understanding bereavement leave provisions and how to apply these provisions to different situations and policies and processes to have in place.

Module 5: Other types of leave


This module covers understanding the other types of leave that aren’t covered by the Holidays Act, but may be offered in your business, and how to implement and pay these correctly.

Module 6: Leave Policies


This module covers the different leave policies that can be useful to have in your organisation, and case law related to the different types of leave.

Module 7: Leave Calculations


This module covers how to make the correct leave calculations for the different types of leave for both regular and non-regular employees.

Module 8: Medical Certificates


This module covers the legal provisions around medical certificates, as well as how to work through a process to get a Medical Certificate.

Payroll Training Programme topics

Module 1: Implementing New Systems


This module covers tools and techniques to use when choosing and implementing a payroll or timesheet systems.


Module 2: Your Payroll Blue Print


This module covers  how to develop a blueprint of how your pay systems all sit together.


Module 3: Payroll Networking


This module covers how to use LinkedIn, Facebook and more to join payroll groups and networks

Module 1: Developing Strategy


This module covers the steps to take to develop your payroll strategy, different models that you can use and how to measure success.



Module 2: Writing a Business Case


This module covers tools and techniques to use to write an effective business case to create change in your organisation.


Module 3: Payroll Metrics & Analytics


This module covers the different levels of Payroll Metrics and Analytics that you can introduce into your business and how to measure and report.




Module 4: Remuneration Systems


This module covers different systems you can use when applying remuneration and salaries and overcoming the payroll challenges associated with rem reviews.



Module 5: Relationship Building


This module covers how you can build effective working relationships with hiring managers in your business and the executive team.





Module 6: Leading a Team


This module covers different tools, techniques and systems to use to lead an effective recruitment team including managing remotely.




Module 7: Your Leadership Brand


This module covers the factors that can impact on your leadership style and how to be proactive in creating and implementing your own leadership brand.





APPNZ Payroll

Training programme



What?

The APPNZ Payroll training programme covers key technical and strategic skills you need to know with case studies from real Payroll professionals.

Each topic consists of a webinar that you can watch live or as a recording, with an accompanying practical set of case studies to test your knowledge of application.



How?

APPNZ members receive 8 webinars as part of their annual membership fee. APPNZ members can also register for further webinars for $25 + GST.  


Non members can register for webinars for $45 + GST.  

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