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International Day of Older Persons 01 October 2020

Today is International Day of Older Persons, so it’s a good time to remember that while many people leave the workforce at the age of 65 or before, some continue to work after the age of 65.

Auckland restaurant to pay nearly $50,000 for exploiting migrant worker 29 September 2020

An Auckland restaurant and its owners have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay nearly $50,000 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to a migrant worker.

Early return to work while on parental leave 09 September 2020

During uncertain times, employees who are on parental leave may face financial difficulty and want to return to work earlier than planned.

Have your say – bullying and harassment at work 09 September 2020

MBIE is releasing an Issues Paper on bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) at work in New Zealand.

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Photo of two people sitting.Submit a Record of Settlement online

If you have resolved an employment relationship problem and the two parties involved have reached a settlement, you can formalise the agreement by submitting a Record of Settlement online to Employment Mediation Services for a Mediator to check and sign.

Quick guide to employment mediation

What to expect from mediation.

Employment agreement builder

Draft an employment agreement.

Parental leave and payment eligibility tool

Use our tool to determine if you or your partner are entitled to parental leave.

Minimum employment rights and responsibilities

Overview of the minimum rights and responsibilities for employees and employers.

Leave and holidays guide

A guide to employees’ minimum leave and holiday entitlements.

Record of settlement template

Use this template to draw up a Record of Settlement that you can submit to Employment Mediation Services.