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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

The cost of bullying in your workplace 20 October 2020

One in four employees in New Zealand say that they have been bullied at work.

Private workplace investigators may be required to have a licence 16 October 2020

A recent case of the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority has determined that workplace investigators fall within the definition of a ‘Private Investigator’.

Grower to pay $50,000 in owed pay to workers 15 October 2020

Canterbury horticulture employer Christopher Gray, trading as Motukarara Asparagus, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to repay nearly $50,000 in owed pay to workers.

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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.

Quick guide to employment mediation

What to expect from mediation.

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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.