Hiring Contractor's - Including Bands and Entertainers

15 June 2017

The main contractor’s clubs will use is a band. Every member of the band is usually required to fill out an IR330 once and this should be kept on file. If the band has an exemption certificate, make sure it is current and has their name written on it. It is good practice to take a copy of the certificate as well.

Withholding tax is deducted from payments made to people who aren’t employees but who are employed on a contract-for-service basis. If you hire contractors you may need to deduct withholding tax from the payments you make to them.

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Class 4 Gambling: Agreed-upon Procedures Forecast Sign Off - Clubs

15 June 2017

Recently the Department have replaced the sign off required on the financial forecast information submitted with your GC7 licence renewal application (Part D). This new process is not an additional step but instead replaces the old sign off.

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Gamble Host Resources now available

9 June 2017

The Gamble Host Harm Minimisation training resources and standardised policy template are now available on the Choice-not-chance website.These resources complement the Gamble Host Pack to provide a comprehensive package of resources to support venues and clubs build a culture of care for their gambling patrons.

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Performance Reviews - one of the best tools you have

8 June 2017

One of the very best tools a Club can use to boost productivity, increase morale and get better business outcomes is an employee performance evaluation.......that is if they are done correctly.

You are under no specific legal obligation to conduct a performance review or to provide a pay rise, unless of course it was agreed on in an employment agreement.

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Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home

7 June 2017

Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017.

During the week of 15-22 June 2017 local Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect.

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Proper process must always come first

7 June 2017

The Employment legislation does not offer a specific dismissal or disciplinary procedure – but requires that the process followed reflects what a fair and reasonable employer would do under the circumstances. Case law shows that the employer must a) have good reason; and b) that a process that is fair to the employee was carried out.

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Register for the Food Act now

7 June 2017

By now, any clubs that provide meals, and have a liquor licence, should have applied to register for the new Food Act. If you haven’t yet applied, please register before 30 June – this is the last deadline for registering, before formal action will be taken.

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Conference & AGM 2018 - Air Chathams can get you there

1 June 2017

As mentioned a few weeks ago Clubs New Zealand has been in discussion with Air Chathams to secure charter flights to Wanganui from Christchurch and Auckland. Good news is all the details are locked in and you can start planning your trip to Wanganui for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM.

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Gambling Compliance - Exclusion orders without photographs

1 June 2017

The Department has become aware of a misunderstanding that venues and societies have regarding exclusion orders which do not have a related photograph.

An issued exclusion order is valid whether or not it has a photograph of the person.

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Changing from a Friendly to an Incorporated Society - Complying with the Gambling Act

1 June 2017

A quick reminder for any Club, that holds a class 4 operator’s licence, changing from a Friendly Society to an Incorporated Society, to comply with other legislative requirements, must notify the Department of any subsequent changes made to their Governing Document, in order to comply with the Gambling Act 2003.

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When do rule changes come into effect?

25 May 2017

A club’s constitution or rules is one of your most important documents. Every individual club constitution is different and relates only to your club. It has been shaped by the needs of the club and members from the day the club was established and needs to be continually reviewed and revised over the years and needs to continue to be reviewed in line with the objects of the club in order to stay relevant.

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Welcome [First Name][Last Name] to [Insert Club Name]

25 May 2017

By far the most popular templates available in the Clubs New Zealand Resource Room are the model employment agreements, and it makes sense, legally every employee must have a written employment agreement.

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Get your hands on the future

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Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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