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.
Read the latest information on COVID-19.
Work out an employee's entitlements for a public holiday.
28 June 2018
What to expect from mediation.
04 July 2016
Use this example to help raise a personal grievance with an employer.
01 April 2016
Clearer record keeping requirements.
Use this template to draw up a Record of Settlement that you can submit to Employment Mediation Services.
Covers what you must do and a list of things to consider in your request for flexible working arrangements form.
12 June 2017
Step-by-step user guide for requesting employment mediation online.
24 May 2018
You can download and edit this letter to give your notice in writing.
Find out more about restricted shop trading days and the exemptions and exceptions for opening a shop on a restricted shop trading day.
An overview of some of the minimum rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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