Resources

We’ve got the resources and information you need to manage your business through COVID-19. Check out the below.

Practice Kit – Variation of Terms of Employment (Covid-19)

EMA Legal have prepared practical guidelines in this respect and a letter template based on best practice and learnings from the recent case law to assist businesses with effecting such variations in a lawful manner, so that they are prepared and do not become the next casualty in the Employment Relations Authority.

Free Working From Home Policy

Utlise the EMA’s Working From Home policy for free. It contains everything you need to set your employees up to work remotely.

Level 3 FAQ

The answers to the questions businesses have been asking about returning to work at Alert Level 3.

COVID-19 Payroll FAQ

Answers to frequently asked Payroll questions during COVID-19 and for those receiving the wage subsidy.

BusinessNZ Immigration Webinar

BusinessNZ’s hosted a webinar COVID-19’s impact on immigration, with Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, PwC’s Jennifer DeWalt-Harrison, Immigration NZ’s Jock Gilray and Matt Hoskin. 

Access to funding

We’re an approved provider of the scheme that helps with up to $5000 for legal or consultancy services. If you’ve got 100 full time employees or less, now apply to the Covid-19 Advisory Fund.

Daily podcast

BusinessNZ is providing daily updates of news and events across the network, including from the EMA.

Business COVID-19 FAQ

The EMA is asking the government questions about how to manage COVID-19 on your behalf. Find out the answers to the questions everyone has been asking.

Essential Services list 24th March

These industries and those that support them will continue to provide the necessities of during Alert Level 4.

Free Working From Home Policy

Utlise the EMA’s Working From Home policy for free. It contains everything you need to set your employees up to work remotely.

ExportNZ Covid-19 Update 26th March.

Update for the Export sector by ExportNZ- key information for Exporters operating during COVID-19.

Wage And Leave Subsidy Form For Employers

If you’re in doubt, fill these out! That way the Government can keep track of the assistance needed by business.

Essential Services Q&A 24th March

Your questions on essential services during Alert Level 4 answered.

Wage And Leave Subsidy Form For Self-Employed/Contractors

Holders of a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand can apply online for interim visa.

Watch wage and Subsidy Form video

Immigration issues

Holders of a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand can apply online for interim visa. 

National’s support ideas sensible

BusinessNZ says National’s proposals for business support of cash grants, low-interest loans and a higher cap on depreciation would help build investment and confidence.