Employers’ KiwiSaver obligations clarified

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has re-emphasized employers’ obligations under the KiwiSaver superannuation scheme, following concern expressed in a letter to the editor in today’s DominionPost. Press Release In the letter, the writer says he is a job seeker who was told by a reputable retailer that KiwiSaver is a voluntary scheme but the company’s staff […]

KiwiSaver technical change to be made

The government will remedy a technical problem in the KiwiSaver legislation to ensure the smooth introduction of the new member tax credit, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. Press Release As announced in Budget 2007, people who join KiwiSaver will be entitled to a tax credit that matches their contributions […]

KiwiSaver in breach of human rights, employment law

KiwiSaver starting today discriminates against people aged 65 and over, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. Press Release “This is from the government that sensibly passed the law removing a retirement age from all employment agreements and reinforced the illegal nature of any discrimination against older people,” said Alasdair Thompson, EMA’s chief executive. “By […]