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News and updates

Easier applications for paid parental leave 01 March 2021

There is a simpler application process for new parents and primary carers to apply for paid parental leave.

Government accepts Holidays Act Taskforce's recommendations 23 February 2021

The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce's recommendations to improve the Holidays Act by making it clearer and providing greater certainty for employers and employees.

Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready? 22 February 2021

As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates from Thursday, 1 April 2021.

Importance of mental health during COVID-19 22 February 2021

Guidance on how to spot signs that an employee and/or a colleague is struggling and start a delicate conversation.

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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.