All businesses can operate, provided they can meet the rules to operate safely. Businesses are still required to display the official QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app at all alert levels.
For more information, check out the business.govt.nz page for Workplace operations at COVID-19 alert levels
Being prepared for your employee’s first day at work will set you and your new staff member up for a great relationship. It’ll make them feel welcome, organised and confident.
On an employee’s first day, you need to:
Inductions(external link) — Employment New Zealand
You could also help new employees feel welcome by:
Find out what you know about hiring and managing people.
Every new employee needs to complete a Tax code declaration (IR330)(external link).
Employees who start a new job and meet the criteria for automatic enrolment(external link) must be enrolled in KiwiSaver, unless you offer an alternative superannuation scheme approved by the Financial Markets Authority, and are an exempt employer.
If you are an exempt employer, your employees may still choose to opt in to the KiwiSaver scheme, and you will need to make deductions and pay employer contributions to their KiwiSaver accounts. You must provide KiwiSaver information to all new employees and to any existing employees who ask for the information.
If they are already enrolled in KiwiSaver, they must give you a:
If they don’t opt-out, request a contributions holiday, or provide you with a deduction form, you need to make deductions at the standard rate of 3%.