Holidays Act Remediation

About

Overview

Like many New Zealand employers, Genesis has identified issues that mean some of our employees have had their leave payments calculated incorrectly due to challenges with the interpretation and application of the Holidays Act 2003.

We’ve undertaken a thorough investigation of these issues using a third-party independent specialist, Ernst and Young, and our methods and calculations have been reviewed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate. These calculations have been completed up to 31 July 2018 and we’ve identified which employees have been underpaid (we aren’t asking for over payments to be repaid).

If you worked for Genesis between 1 April 2012 and 31 July 2018 you may be eligible for a remediation payment

We are proactively contacting some former employees, however if you haven’t heard from us and worked for Genesis during this time, please complete the registration form below so we can check if you’re due a payment.

Payments

Our first remediation payment(s) will cover underpayments for the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 July 2018. We plan to complete another remediation calculation to cover the period from 1 August 2018 in due course to cover any underpayments from that date.

How we'll look after your information

We’ll hold your data until all remediation payments have been completed. If you’re not eligible for a payment, we’ll delete your details. If we’ve made a payment to you, we’ll hold your information on file for 6 years from the date of payment, at which point it will be deleted.

Supporting information checklist
There are a few documents that are needed to progress your registration. More details are provided in the registration form.

  • Bank account details and proof of your account
  • IRD number and Tax Code
  • Digital copy of a completed IR330 form. This is the form used to advise us of your tax code
  • Digital copy of a completed KS2 form. This is the form used to advise us of your KiwiSaver contribution rate
  • Photos of accepted ID (driver licence, 18+ card, firearms licence, birth certificate, Immigration NZ work visa, or passport)

Contact information
There are two ways to get hold of the team.

Email us at [email protected] or call us on 0800 246 543 between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Remediation payment registration form

This information will be used to match you to our employment data.

From the top right-hand corner of your registration letter if you received one, otherwise leave blank.
This should be your legal name.
This should be your legal name.
e.g. xx/xx/xxxx. By including your date of birth, we can process your registration more quickly.


Verify your identity

Please attach one form of identification - any one of birth certificate, passport, certificate of citizenship, Immigration New Zealand visa, driver's licence, firearms licence or HANZ 18+ card (JPEG, PNG, GIF or PDF).

Please note: If your identity document has text on both sides (e.g. driver licence), both sides need to be scanned for it to be accepted.



Name changes

Has your name changed since you were a Genesis team member?:
If yes, please provide your previous name (in full) below.
If you have advised us of a name change you will be required to supply proof.
Scanned copy or photo of Marriage Licence, Name Change certificate etc.


Deceased Estate or acting on behalf of former employee

To check if a deceased person's estate or someone you act for is due a remediation payment, you'll need to complete this form on their behalf, verify your identity and provide documentation confirming you are authorised to act on behalf of the estate or person. Please attach the relevant identity and authorisation documents here (JPEG, PNG, GIF or PDF).



Current contact details

Please include your area code.
This is used for correspondence and/or payment information. We'll also email you confirmation and a reference number.
Preferred contact method:*


Tax code declaration

Please download and complete an IR330 tax code declaration form as this is required to complete your registration.

JPEG, PNG, GIF or PDF
See IR330 for list of codes
This is a 9 digit number e.g. xxx-xxx-xxx. Please contact the IRD if you're unsure of your number.


KiwiSaver contribution rate and declaration

Are you a contributing KiwiSaver member?:*

If you answered Yes to this question please complete the fields below.

Genesis will match your contribution up to 4%

Please download and complete an KS2 KiwiSaver Deduction form as this is required to complete your registration.

This contains your contact details, IRD number, KiwiSaver contribution rate and signature. (A PDF version of this form and further information is available on the IRD website.)


Payment details

e.g. ASB
e.g. xx-xxxx-xxxxxxx-xxx or xx-xxxx-xxxxxxx-xx
Scanned copy or screenshot of bank statement with bank account number and name clearly shown (JPEG, PNG, GIF or PDF).


Privacy

By providing your personal information in this form, (including the detail regarding a deceased estate or that of a former employee you are authorised to act on behalf of), you consent to Genesis to use and disclose the information to our third party suppliers, to the extent that it is required to assess whether you have been paid correctly in accordance with the Holidays Act 2003 and to process any payment to you. We will not use or disclose the personal information collected in this form for any other purpose. Once a payment has been made your information will be retained for 6 years in accordance with legal requirements. If you are not eligible for any payment we will delete your information from our records, once all remediation payments have been completed. If you do not provide the information requested in this form, we may not be able to process your registration. You can also email us at [email protected]