Labour Inspectorate Position Statement Paid Rest Breaks
Minimum rights of employees
All employees, full-time, part-time, permanent, fixed-term or casual, are entitled to a copy of their (individual or collective) employment agreement in writing. The employment agreement must have terms and conditions which are at least as good as the minimum rights in the law.
Starting employment > Rights and responsibilities > Minimum rights of employees
Code of employment practice on infant feeding
Things an agreement must contain
The individual employment agreement must include:
Starting employment > Employment agreements > Things an agreement must contain
Vineyard labour contractor to pay $73,081.70 for employment law breaches
Marlborough based business Precise Contracting Limited was found to have failed to provide 83 employees with minimum wage, correct holiday pay, or keep proper employment records.
Employment New Zealand > News and updates > Vineyard labour contractor to pay $73,081.70 for employment law breaches
The union members were seasonal workers employed under a collective agreement. During the off-season the workers were not paid and were free to work elsewhere, although the employer was obliged to re-engage workers according to seniority at the start of the new season.
Employment New Zealand > Employment law > Cases of Interest > October 2016
Minimum employment rights and responsibilities
Summer Sizzler QuestionsQ1 What happens if there’s a closedown and you haven’t been employed for 12 months?Q2 My employer has just decided to close the business for 2 weeks over Christmas as he is going away, do I have to use annual leave or should I still get paid as...
Leave and holidays > Annual holidays > Annual closedowns
Breastfeeding in the workplace guide for employers