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Top five employment tips for Christmas you need to know 24 November 2020

These top five employment tips can help employers and employees prepare for the Christmas period.

The legality of no-pay or low-pay internship 12 November 2020

If you are thinking about offering or doing an internship, here’s a few things to look out for.

19 new initiatives to help workers and workplaces through COVID-19 recovery 04 November 2020

Employment New Zealand has allocated a total of $2.38 million to 19 new initiatives through the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund.

Do you need talented workers for seasonal work this summer? 20 October 2020

Tertiary students can be a great source of employees for your businesses

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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.