Why are we reviewing our payroll systems and processes?
Over the last three years there has been considerable media attention on the payment of leave entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003 (the Act). The Act is a very complex piece of legislation which can be interpreted in several different ways and has varying rules and calculations for different leave types. This is a nationwide issue which involves many different organisations across multiple industries.
To ensure Komatsu New Zealand's interpretation of the Holidays Act was correct it decided to take a proactive approach and undertake an audit of its processes using an external company, Integrity1. This audit began in April 2019 and involved looking at a small sample of both current and past employees and going back 6 years to 1 April 2012.
The audit identified some differences in interpretation with the calculation of payments relating to annual holidays, bereavement leave, alternate leave, public holidays and sick leave and primarily impacts permanent employees who work variable hours or receive commissions. In some cases, but not all, employees may not have received correct payments and remediation may need to occur.
We now want to contact all former employees of Komatsu NZ who worked with the company since 1 April 2012. This will be a 2-stage process;
- Complete the on-line Holidays Act remediation enquiry webform;
- We will then contact you to discuss your individual remediation and next steps, if any.
Holidays Act payment webform
If you're a former Komatsu employee and want to know whether you're entitled to a remediation payment, please complete the webform with your details and submit.
Your information will be sent directly to our Payments Team. They'll contact you using the details provided, to confirm whether a payment is owed to you.
By providing your personal information via this webform, you consent to Komatsu using that information in relation to monies owed to individuals under the Holidays Act 2003. We will not use or disclose personal information collected in this process for any other purpose, and any personal information provided to us will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act.