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.
Example letter for primary carer with six months' service.
Employee declaration that they are the primary carer of a child under six.
27 June 2016
This flowchart outlines the redundancy process.
Work out an employee's entitlements for a public holiday.
28 June 2018
What to expect from mediation.
13 March 2017
First standard in the world for rainbow-inclusive workplaces, from Standards New Zealand.
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.
13 October 2020
A guide for employers when providing evidence to a Labour Inspector.
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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