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More fool people for not having it signed and agreed before they go to NZ.

Why anyone would accept a job anywhere in the world without the written contract is beyond silly.
I absolutely agree.

I'm a bit out of touch now but hasn't some new law just been passed that allows employers to sack you without reason during the first 60/90 days of your employment, and they don't have to compensate you for it? I'd be interested to know if there's anything to prevent them from sacking you and then offering you a new employment on a reduced salary.

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I did some looking around and found this

90 day law & Holiday Act changes | Unite

about the new laws, there's also some changes to leave entitlement to take it down to three weeks and to transfer public holidays to other working days.

This is only a union's view of it though and sometimes they have an angle, perhaps someone here has got an on-the-ground opinion of it?

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I absolutely agree.

I'm a bit out of touch now but hasn't some new law just been passed that allows employers to sack you without reason during the first 60/90 days of your employment, and they don't have to compensate you for it?
I'd be interested to know if there's anything to prevent them from sacking you and then offering you a new employment on a reduced salary.
That's not really anything new compared to places around the world, you'll very often be on a 3/6 month probation and they don't have to give you any reason not to keep you on after it.

I just read the Unite link, usual Union slant on things.

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Sorry but didn't we both say the same thing?
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No, 4 weeks holiday and 20 days are different.
That is why the Holidays Act 2003 uses 4 weeks not 20 days.
Best to use the terms used in the Holiday Act 2003, to avoid confusion.

The obvious place to look and direct people to would be
Government Labour Department
in particular the Employment Relationship Section
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Holiday Act 2003 › Part 2 › Subpart 1
20 Employer may allow employee to take annual holidays in advance
An employer may allow an employee to take an agreed portion of the employee’s annual holidays entitlement in advance

So it is up to you to negotiate with your employer.

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I'd ask about any 'extras' included in the package. Generally NZ companies don't give extras such as superannuation, medical insurance, etc. so make sure you're happy with a base salary that doesn't contain them.

And good luck with the interview!
Hi

What amount of tax do you pay off your salary (percentage %)

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What amount of tax do you pay off your salary (percentage %)
Taxable income
PAYE rate for every
$1 of taxable income
(including ACC earners' levy*)
up to $14,000.........................12.54 cents
from $14,001 to $48,000........19.54 cents
from $48,001 to $70,000........32.04 cents
$70,001 and over...................35.04 cents
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Its a progressive tax rate
For example gross income of $80,000
Individual person income tax rates
1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
Income............................................ ................tax rate........Income.........Tax
Income up to $14000 taxed at.........................12.5%.....$14000.00...$ 1750.00
Income over $14000 up to $48000 taxed at.....21%.......$34000.00...$7140.00
Income over $48000 up to $70000 taxed at.....33%.......$22000.00...$7260.00
Remaining income taxed at................................38%.......$10000 .00...$3800.00
Totals............................................ ..................................$80000.00..$1995 0.00

*This calculation doesn't take into account any tax credits which may reduce your tax.

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Taxable income
PAYE rate for every
$1 of taxable income
(including ACC earners' levy*)
up to $14,000.........................12.54 cents
from $14,001 to $48,000........19.54 cents
from $48,001 to $70,000........32.04 cents
$70,001 and over...................35.04 cents
Income tax rates for individuals (Find out about)

Its a progressive tax rate
For example gross income of $80,000
Individual person income tax rates
1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
Income............................................ ................tax rate........Income.........Tax
Income up to $14000 taxed at.........................12.5%.....$14000.00...$ 1750.00
Income over $14000 up to $48000 taxed at.....21%.......$34000.00...$7140.00
Income over $48000 up to $70000 taxed at.....33%.......$22000.00...$7260.00
Remaining income taxed at................................38%.......$10000 .00...$3800.00
Totals............................................ ..................................$80000.00..$1995 0.00

*This calculation doesn't take into account any tax credits which may reduce your tax.

(Sorry ...it's a nightmare trying to do tables in this forum)
Wasn't that question directed at Topcat?

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An opportunity popped up with in the last two days and I have a job interview with a company in New Zealand today. Completely unprepared and looking for a few quick tips. Currently a happy US resident but up for some adventure if the money / conditions are right.

I have three dogs, three children and a wife. I would expect the children to stay here, as they are in their last year of high school or already in college. On the other hand the dogs and my wife will be coming along.

Is NZ firearms friendly? Obviously there is plenty to do such as skiing, back packing, kayaking so we will be content with the outside opportunities.

Sincerely, John
How did it go, are you going for it or not?

Yes there's plenty to do, pratically everyone has a kayak or access to one. Skiing is accessilbe but expensive and you'll need a four wheel drive vehicle to get to the slopes.

The outside opportunities aren't all that, honestly. If that's all you're being attracted by there's probably better to be found closer to home. But bring your guns though, you'll get plenty of chance to use them in New Zealand.

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Wasn't that question directed at Topcat?
Does it matter who answers it? And NZCowboy answered it very well!

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I don't know but it may have mattered to Friendly Scot if he wanted an answer from some one on the ground and paying taxes in New Zealand.

But if he got the answer he wanted then it's all good

Did you take the job Friendly Scot?

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