Now that we are in Level 1, most restrictions have been lifted but we recognise that there are still significant challenges ahead for most businesses.

We know that each and every one of you are working through your own challenges and a number of you have already been in touch for assistance in varying employment scenarios. We continue to be available to assist you as required.

Here are some resources that may help you

Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ page has been updated to cover changes with Alert Level 1 and includes some of the common questions we are being asked for a variety of employment scenarios. Not every situation is the same and some may depend on what is in your Employment Agreements.

Government Funding for Business Advisory Services

The Government’s approved funding for business advisory services is available until the end of June and Intepeople are an approved provider.

To access this funding please be in touch with Marianne or Nicky from our HR team and we will let you know the steps to access this funding.

Business Sustainability

We’re all in this together, and we all need to get our businesses and our people through to post COVID-19 times. Now we look to the recovery phase and how we can best support your business and your people.

Some of the following resources may be helpful:

The government website provides a lot of information and links for assistance.

Talk to your Trusted Advisors

Intepeople are here for any people concerns you might have, but also check in with your accountant, your lawyer and your bank as a number of initiatives continue to be in place to ease cash flow, loan and mortgage repayments.

Wage Subsidy Extension

If you are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 once the 12-week wage subsidy expires you might be eligible for the Wage Extension Subsidy which is available from 10 June 2020. To qualify, you must have experienced a revenue loss of at least 40% for the 30 days before you apply for the extension, compared to the closest period last year. For more information see this link.

Leave Support Scheme

You may also be eligible for a Leave Support payment. This is the same amount as the Wage Subsidy and intends to support people who have COVID-19, have a dependent with COVID-19, need to self-isolate or have a serious health condition. More details can be found here.

IRD Tax Relief

The IRD have put in place a number of options to again ease cash flow for businesses and individuals. View the IRD’s information page here or speak to your accountant.


Kindness, patience and partnership will get us through this, and we are all here for you.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any human resources, recruitment or people support during this time.