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.
19 January 2017
Learn how to hire, train and progress young people in employment.
Why it's important to get the right pay and entitlements for leave
Why it's important to give the right pay and entitlements for leave.
22 November 2023
Guidance on holidays and leave.
30 June 2017
Timeline for developing products and tools.
01 April 2016
With written employment agreements.
A guide for employers about how to hire employees.
Submit a record of settlement to Employment Mediation Services for signing.
02 July 2020
Guidance for procurers on ethical and sustainable work practices.
Employers can use this as a guide to prepare for a new employee starting work.
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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