Find out about your responsibilities as an employer in New Zealand.

The best way to prevent and resolve employment relationship problems is for the parties (employer and employee) to discuss and resolve any issue/s together, as soon as they arise rather than waiting.



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After completing this module, you will understand the:

  • Different types of Working Arrangements and the importance of getting it right.
  • How to identify the correct type of Working Arrangement for each of your employees responsibilities you have regarding trial periods.
  • How to establish an employee's right to work in New Zealand, and what is required of you as an employer.
  • Where to get information or support.

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After completing this module, you will understand:


  • How to Identify employment documentation and its’ purpose.
  • the mandatory requirements and components of an Employment Agreement.
  • how to Identify and apply your rights and responsibilities within Employment Agreements.


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After completing this module, you will understand:

  • Key things to know about your employee's Annual Leave/Holiday entitlements.
  • Key things to know about calculating holiday pay.
  • When it can be appropriate for employees to be on a Pay As You Go (PAYG) basis for Annual Leave/Holidays.
  • The importance of accurate Annual Leave/Holiday record keeping.

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After completing this module, you will understand:

  • Your employee's Other Leave entitlements.
  • Key Other Leave terms.
  • How important Other Leave record keeping is.


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After completing this module you will understand the:

  • Key Minimum Wage requirements.
  • Main ways employees are paid.
  • Lawful deductions you can make from your employees' pay.

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After completing this module you will understand:

  • About changing your employees' Hours of Work.
  • How to identify any Hours of Work terms that are negotiable in your employees' Employment Agreement.
  • The legal restrictions related to Hours of Work for employees under 16.
  • The legal rights of employees' with no guaranteed Hours of Work.


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