In a recent situation an employee transferred to a new employer and assumed that the employer would make his Kiwisaver deductions and contributions.  After 19 months he discovered that this was not occurring.

The obligation is on the employee to notify the employer of their Kiwisaver membership, with a KS2 notice.  The employer must then make deductions and contributions.

There is no obligation for an employer to make back payments for a period prior to receiving the notice.

Where a new employee is not a member of Kiwisaver the employer must automatically enroll them.  If they fail to do so they must backdate the payments.

If you need assistance with Kiwisaver or other employment issues give me a call on (04) 473 6850.