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Se­cond on the list are the ef­fects of the Em­ploy­ment Com­pli­ance Bill when it comes into play.

It is cru­cial that you have in place the right em­ploy­ment agree­ments with your staff and you main­tain your records ac­cu­rately. This in­cludes the ne­ces­sity of staff to com­plete their timesheets, if this is not in place, then you’ll need to en­sure that it is. Again I can hear the dis­grun­tled sounds from those who ‘‘have never done this’’ but this won’t be seen as a means of de­fence, should an is­sue be raised and you are in­ves­ti­gated. So the best choice is to en­sure you are com­pli­ant.

With the changes in leg­is­la­tion fast ap­proach­ing, now is a good time to have th­ese two im­por­tant aspects sorted on farm.

John Bros­nan is the hu­man ad­viser at Coop­erAitken Ac­coun­tants, Mor­rinsville, Mata­mata and Thames

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