Workplace policies

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.

Employees find it helpful to understand what the rules are that cover their workplace. These can be provided in policies, procedures, codes, rules and guidelines.

Working in a positive way with your employees to grow their performance will increase employee engagement and help your organisation achieve its goals.

A brief introduction to health and safety in the workplace. For more detailed information visit WorkSafe New Zealand’s website.

A productive workplace starts with a positive culture where employers and employees work together to achieve good work and make continual improvements.

People who report serious wrongdoing in the workplace can be protected by the Protected Disclosures Act 2022.

Restraint of trade clauses prevent employees from working in similar businesses in a way that may affect their former employer’s business.

Work equipment and clothing is often provided by employers. In some workplaces employees agree to provide their own.

Employers can use tests and checks both before and during employment. Checks can include criminal or credit history, drug and alcohol testing, but must be relevant to the job and/or work place.

Page last revised: 15 March 2019

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