Starting a new job is an exciting and challenging time. It’s important for employers to use good hiring processes, and for everyone to follow minimum rights and responsibilities.
All about pay, hours at work, record keeping and what breaks employees are entitled to.
Employees become entitled to annual holidays, public holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, parental leave and other types of leave as long as they meet certain conditions.
Clear workplace policies and procedures support employment agreements and mean everyone knows how things are meant to be done. This section provides help in some key areas.
The best way to prevent and resolve relationship problems between employers and employees.
There are several ways in which employment relationships may be ended, such as resignation, retirement, dismissal or redundancy.
Know your working arrangements rights and obligations.
Know your hours of work rights and obligations.
Know your annual holidays rights and obligations.
Know your employment agreement rights and obligations.
Providers should use the ERE Reporting form to ensure consistency of information collected.
View NZ public holiday dates and anniversaries alongside your electronic calendar.
Employers can use this as a guide to prepare for a new employee starting work.
01 March 2017
A guide for employing disabled people.
01 August 2016
Overview of the minimum rights and responsibilities for employees and employers.
Find out if you get a paid day off on a public holiday, and if you get an alternative holiday if you work on it .
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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