Posts from March 2016

Changes to Employment Standards

Thursday 24, March 2016

As from 1 April 2016, the minimum wage will increase from $14.75 per hour to $15.25 per hour. Although many … Continue reading →

The employer’s obligation for safety in the workplace

Saturday 12, March 2016

The national statistics on safety in the workplace on farms are sobering.  Since the Pike River mining disaster, the number … Continue reading →

Farm Succession – The elephant in the room

Thursday 10, March 2016

Ian Blackman, along with eight other rural professionals from around the country, was part of a roundtable discussion on succession, instigated by … Continue reading →

Income Equalisation Scheme – Inland Revenue tax relief for farmers

Friday 4, March 2016

The Inland Revenue is offering tax relief to farmers in response to the dairy price downturn. If the drop in … Continue reading →