People Gauge
Workplace 360

Fair remuneration

The goal here is to ensure employees are paid competitively, minimum wage levels are not breached, and they have access to all relevant pay records and procedures.

Wages and employment agreements

1

Each employee receives at least minimum wage each week for every hour worked

Required resources:

Timesheets and evidence of check calculations

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2

All employees have a signed employment agreement from the start of employment, covering at least the 6 legally required elements (includes job description)

Required resources:

Employment agreements

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3

All employment agreements and job descriptions have been reviewed within the last 18 months

Required resources:

Job descriptions

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Time and pay records

4

All employees receive payslips each pay

Required resources:

Timesheets

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5

Payroll, leave and holiday records are up to date and available to employees

Required resources:

Spreadsheets and/or reports

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6

All employees have taken their annual leave entitlement in the last 12 months

Required resources:

Roster or leave records

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Employee entitlements

7

Final pay is calculated correctly and no pay deductions are made without written prior approval with the employee

Required resources:
  • Final pay calculations
  • Copies of written approval if deductions have been made, i.e. two items
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8

Employees are informed of their rights as employees and provided access to supporting information

Required resources:

Employment agreements and information on farm

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9

Each employee has an accommodation agreement (if living on farm)

Required resources:

Tenancy agreements

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10

Condition of accommodation is assessed against a checklist, meets all tenancy law requirements and is inspected regularly (quarterly)

Required resources:

Checklists dated from last inspection

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Relativity

11

Remuneration and other rewards are typical for each employees peer group, compared with Federated Farmers NZ Farm Employee Remuneration Report

Required resources:

Pay rates compared with FFNZ Farm Employee Remuneration Report

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12

Remuneration recognises effort, experience, skill and responsibility

Required resources:

Benchmark with FFNZ Farm Employee Remuneration Report and DISR

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Rewards and remuneration strategy

13

Remuneration for all positions is reviewed annually

Required resources:

Copies of review letters

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14

The process and range for bonus payments (if used) is explicit and shared with employees

Required resources:

Copy of policy and procedure

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15

There is a remuneration strategy and process to ensure remuneration and 'total package' are competitive and consistent with the farm's business plan

Required resources:

Copy of strategy or verbal description

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Before you start

Please have these documents ready as you progress with the assessment.