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Maximum entitlement of Class 4 gaming machines in your club

Clubs are regularly reviewing their actual, reasonable and necessary costs of operating their class 4 gaming machines (EGMs). This includes determining the optimal number of EGMs required to achieve maximum turnover with minimum operating costs.


Club Management Conference 2015 Registrations are open

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Club Management Conference hosted by Hornby Working Men's Club in Christchurch this November.

The Club Management Conference is for anyone who is involved in, moving into or interested in Club Management. 


Employee allowances

As an employer, you can choose to provide allowances on top of your employees' usual pay. Allowances are extra payments for things like accommodation, meals and clothing.

Some allowances are taxed and others are not. You need to make sure you are treating allowances correctly for tax purposes and that you keep good records to document your position.


Privacy Issues-What does the Ashley Madison Leak Mean for Employers?

Last week a 9.7 gigabyte database of personal information hacked from 'married dating' website Ashley Madison was made available online. The database is said to include the names, home addresses, sexual proclivities, and email addresses of up to 37 million members. 22,500 of those email addresses are said to end with .nz. Of those, 32 apparently end with .govt.nz.

Employers around the world will be considering whether and how to respond to professional email addresses being associated with the site. Many may simply do nothing, but for those who wish to take action, dealing with the fallout without falling foul of employment law and privacy protections will require care.