Employment can be a trying time, with a colossal list (that can seem to be growing by the day) of requirements, demands and laws that have to be adhered to.
To help simplify the employment process, MYOB has been meeting with small business employers across New Zealand this week to help make it easier for SMEs to understand their employer obligations and pay staff.
This is in conjunction with the rollout of MYOB’s new payroll solutions, recently shown off at the company’s nationwide roadshow. The MYOB Employer Essential seminars are being held to help explain the new legislation, payroll compliance changes, employment law and to provide advice on meeting employer obligations.
The seminar series kicked off in Auckland on the 8th of April and will now head on down to Wellington and Christchurch. It includes guest speakers from the Inland Revenue Department, myHR, PeopleSafe and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Because the events have proven to be hugely popular and are quickly reaching capacity, MYOB has also scheduled a webcast for regional business operators to download.
MYOB general manager of SME solutions, James Scollay is aware that employing new staff can be one of the greatest hassles for a small business owner.
“Our research has told us that almost three in four SME employers struggle with issues related to employing staff,” Scollay says. “Understanding their employer obligations, dealing with compliance, reporting and record keeping requirements are just some of the challenges they frequently face.”
Of course, this isn’t to mention the new compliance requirements which are due to come into effect on the 1st of April, including changes to paid parental leave and zero hour contracts.
The new online payroll software from MYOB is desgined to mitigate this very stress, as it is designed for New Zealand businesses and is relevant and up-tp-date with the latest pay-roll compliances.
“MYOB’s Essential Employer seminars are part of our ongoing commitment to support local employers and help make business life easier,” says Mr Scollay.