Category - Advice

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Our Advice Service was made for businesses like yours, who need a helping hand now and then or just find it useful check in to see that you’re on the right track. Give us a call on 0800 472 472 (1800 128 086 from Australia) to talk through any issues or email us at [email protected].



Financial support for businesses impacted by COVID-19

What government support is available for retailers? It’s been tough for retail businesses to operate under NZ Alert Level 3 lockdown, and Alert Level 2. You may be eligible for COVID-19 financial support, if your...

Mondayised Public Holidays

Mondayised public holidays and your roster. Mondayised public holidays are where the calendar date of the public holiday falls on the weekend. So the following Monday (and Tuesday on some occasions) becomes the observed...

Workplace Compliance Audit

As New Zealand’s leading retail business organisation, we’re excited to offer you the opportunity to identify as a Retail NZ Compliant Employer. It’s first in first served to use our free workplace...

Minimum Wage

What is the minimum wage in New Zealand in 2021? The minimum wage rate in New Zealand is increasing to $20.00 per hour from 1 April 2021. This is a rise from $18.90 per hour. If you have adult employees earning less...

Hiring school age employees

Are you looking at hiring school age employees? With Summer Holidays upon us, you may be hiring school age employees to work for you. Be sure you adhere to the special restrictions for school age employees. Restrictions...

Privacy Act

A retailer guide to the Privacy Act of 2020. On the 1st December changes to the Privacy Act will come into place and are likely to have an impact on your business. We recommend assessing your privacy policies, consider...

COVID-19

Keep your business up to date, with what you need to know during COVID-19 at each Alert Level. Check out Retail NZ's FAQ for business owners.

Natural Disasters

Have you been affected by a natural disaster. Should you need it, we have prepared some short advice dealing with employment, payroll and insurance issues.

Vaping products

New rules for retailers that sell vaping products. After public consultation, which Retail NZ submitted on, new rules for all retailers that sell vaping products will come into force from 11 November 2020. You may...

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