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.
08 February 2017
A guide to help employers and employees use Employment Mediation Services effectively.
Download the template from Business.govt.nz
Watch a 5-minute overview that outlines parental leave, eligibility, surrogacy, and payments.
29 June 2016
Use this template to set up records for wages and time.
01 August 2007
Summary of the former Department of Labour's pay and employment equity review case study.
Answers to common questions about working for accommodation.
Court of Appeal – leave to appeal granted.
Court of Appeal – suppression order – appeal denied.
European Court of Human Rights - balance between employee’s right to privacy and employer’s right to surveillance in a disciplinary context.
ERA – racial harassment – making a connection between employee’s ability with English language and employee’s ethnicity.
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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