The top five things on employers wish lists for 2021

    Finding staff, the difficulties of dealing with immigration, the increasing costs of business and compliance, and uncertainty are the key issues facing business in the findings from the EMA’s recent annual member employer survey.

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    Based here in New Zealand, this free member-only service helps and supports employers by providing the latest practical employment relations advice.

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Latest News

  • Timing wrong for minimum wage rise
    22 December 2020

    The EMA says the long-planned minimum wage increase to $20 per hour is coming at precisely the wrong time for some of its members and many other New Zealand businesses.

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  • Free guide for the silly season
    21 December 2020

    It’s not called the silly season for nothing, which is why we have put together a free Social Events Action Guide to highlight the challenges with workplace gatherings.

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