Holiday Time! And Holiday Expenses…

Yay! It’s holiday time. (Anyone who’s read my earlier blogs knows I love holidays.) We get three weeks to be with family, rest, and recover from a busy year. Accentuated by the very busy last few weeks as we push to get everything finished by the Christmas shut down; the scramble to get all the shopping done; and getting everyone together for the big day.

Finding it all a bit stressful? That’s not surprising as it’s a busy and expensive time for employers. There are the four Christmas and New Year statutory holidays to pay for, followed soon after by anniversary day, then Waitangi Day a few weeks later.  That’s six statutory days within seven weeks! Read More »