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More employment protections for security officers 09 April 2021

Security officers will soon receive additional protections in their job in restructuring situations.

The minimum wage increased on 1 April 01 April 2021

The minimum wage has increased today with effect from 1 April 2021.

Bereavement leave to cover miscarriage, stillbirth 25 March 2021

Employees will soon have the right to take paid time off work in the unfortunate event of a miscarriage or stillbirth, under law changes passed by Parliament yesterday.

Planning to open your business over the Easter or ANZAC holidays? 18 March 2021

Regardless of Covid-19 Alert levels, there are some essential rules that apply over the Easter and ANZAC holidays that affect employer obligations to their employees and the ability of shops to trade.

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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.

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.