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A Complete Guide to Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Knowing your stuff is at least half the battle when running a business. And best of all, it’s as easy as reading this eBook!

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Employer Survival Guide

HR Assured’s Employer Survival Guide delves into the what, why and how of employment law. Don’t worry, we’ve done the sifting through piles of legal docs, NZ Employment guides and all that other fun stuff so you don’t have to. In this book, we will cover everything an employer should know to keep their business afloat and on the right side of the law.

The Employment Relations Act 2000 & Holidays Act 2003
The Employment Relations Act 2000 is the legislation which governs most employment law in New Zealand and provides for employer and employee rights and responsibilities. The Holidays Act 2003 is essential legislation that defines worker rights for holidays and breaks. Both Acts require accurate records be kept for all employees and there are serious consequences for failing to meet record-keeping requirements here. Basically, these are the rule books that all Kiwis must abide by in this game we call The Labour Market.
Minimum Employment Standards
New Zealand’s Minimum Employment Standards relate to employee entitlements and employer responsibilities. These standards are the base line for all employee rights. Do you know what they are? New Zealand does not have a single place where all minimum standards of employment are set out, so we’ve pulled them together into one place for you.
Employment Contracts
Are Employment Contracts Compulsory? Yes. All employment relationships involve a contract: an individual is agreeing to provide labour and skill for the benefit of the business in exchange for money. But do they need to be written? Or can they be verbal? Let’s find out…
Health and Safety
What do you need to know about Health and Safety? The most important thing to remember about H&S is that businesses can be held criminally liable for getting it wrong. Find out what you need to know to ensure you meet the requirements.