Plenty of help on hir­ing staff on the farm

Stratford Press - - The Country -

Hir­ing staff can be a daunt­ing thought for farm­ers, but a Taranaki Fed­er­ated Farm­ers em­ploy­ment sem­i­nar is hop­ing to put em­ploy­ers’ minds at ease.

Pre­sented by Govett Quil­liam, the sem­i­nar will cover off fair pay, hol­i­day pay, the 90-day trial and more.

Taranaki Fed­er­ated Farm­ers sharemilker chair Matthew Her­bert said the sem­i­nar will be em­ploy­ment 101 and fo­cus on the ba­sics.

“There will be a lot of ex­per­tise in the room,” he said. “As well as cov­er­ing off em­ploy­ment law, we will also have op­tions on Pay Roll sys­tems, so it will be a one-stop­shop.” Fed­er­ated Farm­ers part­ner Pay Sauce will be of­fer­ing some in­sight into the best op­tions for log­ging staff hours, IRD re­quire­ments and pay­ment sys­tems.

“It’s im­per­a­tive that em­ploy­ers know the ins and outs of their em­ploy­ment con­tracts,” Mr Her­bert said. “They should be a liv­ing doc­u­ment that they re­fer to reg­u­larly. “The days of ver­bal agree­ments are gone, they just won’t stand up any­more.”

The sem­i­nar is at the Strat­ford War Memo­rial Hall on Septem­ber 27, from 11am.

■ Con­tact Taranaki Fed­er­ated Farm­ers on 05 757 3423 or email Taranaki@fed­farm.org.nz

Taranaki Fed­er­ated Farm­ers sharemilker chair Matthew Her­bert

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