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Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July 2021

People trafficking still happens in New Zealand. Since 2015, there have been four people trafficking prosecutions, two of which were successfully convicted.

Labour Inspectorate concludes inquiry into Gloriavale 23 July 2021

The Labour Inspectorate has found that the members of the Gloriavale Christian community cannot currently be considered employees under New Zealand legislation.

Sick leave increasing to 10 days – are you ready for the change? 21 July 2021

The minimum sick leave entitlement is increasing from 5 to 10 days per year from 24 July 2021. Employees will get the extra five days at their next entitlement date.

Workers’ rights key consideration for consumers 19 July 2021

Knowing a business treats its workers fairly, “always or most of the time” is a key factor for consumers when deciding where to shop, with 50 per cent of consumers reporting it informs their decision.

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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.

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Minimum employment rights and responsibilities

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

Record of settlement template

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Leave and holidays guide

A guide to employees’ minimum leave and holiday entitlements.

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