Wages Law

One of the most important issues in employment for employees is getting the right pay and there is a legal responsibility for employers to pay on time and correctly. This seminar provides participants with knowledge that will facilitate manual checking when an entitlement is questioned by an employee.

This course provides participants with an understanding of lawful payroll procedures. It will also provide
knowledge that will facilitate manual checking when an entitlement is questioned by an employee.

Session Topics

  • Employment Agreements and a broad overview of the Employment Relations Act from a Human Resources and Payroll perspective
  • Payment for Health and Safety Representatives' Leave and union education
  • Interpreting employment agreements and identifying key words affecting the payment of wages, allowances, and provision of entitlements such as leave and overtime etc.
  • Dealing with overpayment and the recovery of such payments
  • The application of the Child Support Act
  • The Holidays Act with particular emphasis on payment entitlements
  • Parental Leave payment entitlement
  • Deductions from pay and the legal order of deductions
  • Deduction of union fees
  • ACC entitlements
  • Privacy issues around personnel and pay records
  • Access to records by Government agencies and authorised employee representatives

Your Learning Outcomes

Afterwards, you'll be able to…

  • Assist participants to be more confident of their knowledge about pay entitlements
  • Help ensure employees are correctly paid
  • Implement strategies for the knowledge to confidently discuss entitlements


One day course, 9am – 4pm

Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Course Details

Date Time City Venue
10 Sep 2019 9am – 4pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House
3 Sep 2020 9am – 4pm Nelson Trailways Hotel
22 Sep 2020 9am – 4pm Napier The Business Hub
23 Sep 2020 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
13 Nov 2020 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
11 Dec 2020 9am – 4pm Gisborne Emerald Hotel


Prices indicated are per person.

Members: $499 + GST

Non Members: $650 + GST


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 10 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.