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Employment Law

Ace Payroll is sometimes asked for assistance of a legal rather than a technical nature.

We want to assist our clients in every way possible, but Ace Payroll is a computer software company and none of our staff have legal training.

The Legal Practitioners Act prohibits us from giving legal advice.

Ace Payroll does not permit it's staff to offer legal advice.

The question "Last Monday was a public holiday. Do I have to give John an alternative holiday if he works on the day?" is a question that cannot be answered by our help desk.

The answer can only be found from a legal interpretation of the employee's employment contract as in this case, there can be two opposite answers depending on John's contract.

Ace Payroll can tell you how to allow an alternative holiday, but not whether to.

The correct source of legal information is your Employer's Association, your Lawyer, or your Employee's Union.

Alternatively try ringing the Employment Relations InfoLine on 0800 800 863 for further information.

More employment law

Employment Law
Ace Payroll does not give legal advice but these employment law articles may assist more..
Minimum Wage
From 1st April 2016 the minimum adult rate is $15.25 an hour, and applies to all workers 18 years and over more..
90 Day Trial Periods
New employees can be on a trial period of up to 90 days more..
Daylight Saving
Daylight saving dates and handling related employment issues more..
Redundancy must be genuine
An employee can only be made redundant if their position no longer exists more..
Dismissal procedural fairness
An explanation of the meaning and importance of procedural fairness when terminating employees more..
Employee or contractor
Use this checklist to clarify the difference between an employee and a contractor more..
Contractors minimum wage
Contractors are not entitled to the minimum wage more..
Employee interview honesty
An employee must be honest at a job interview or risk subsequent dismissal more..
Employee deductions
Cannot make deductions without employee consent more..
Retreiving overpaid wages
An employer can retrieve overpaid wages if done correctly more..
Employment relationships
Make it clear when and how an offer of employment will be made more..
Terminated before started
Resigned from old job, then told new job no longer available more..
Video surveillance
The use of video surveillance by employers is common and legal more..
Host responsibility
Think about the safety of employees affected by alcohol at work functions more..
Failure to meet targets
An employee can be justifiably dismissed for failing to meet targets more..
Change pay frequency
Pay frequency can be changed if properly managed more..
Abandonment of employment
Must inquire into circumstances of worker's absence more..
Changed working hours
Redundancy possible if employee does not agree more..
Drivers license
Truck driver loses license. Dismissal fair and reasonable more..
Internet usage
You would be wise to have a policy for personal internet usage more..
Absent employees
Some tips on dealing with absent employees more..
Payment for Jury Service
There is no obligation on an employer to pay for jury service more..
Recruitment health questions
Health questions employers are entitled to ask prospective employees more..
Holiday And Leave Contents
Holiday pay, public holidays, sick and bereavement leave information more..
Alphabetical Index
The Ace Payroll alphabetical index provides links to all documentation more..
Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..