Family Violence Leave - Four months in

It’s been four months since the employment legislation change requiring employers to provide up to 10 days of paid Family Violence Leave (previously known as Domestic Violence Leave) to employees suffering from the effects of family violence.

How has the introduction of Family Violence Leave impacted businesses?

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Common mistakes when drafting Employment Contracts .... (and how to avoid them)

A clear employment contract can provide a common understanding between you and your employee and ensures misunderstandings are infrequent or non-existent!  Employment disputes waste time and money, especially when they can be easily prevented.

But drafting a good agreement can be hard…and confusing! It is easy to make mistakes when drafting employment contracts which can lead to costly and time consuming disputes. Here are the common mistakes when drafting Employment Agreements and how to avoid them.

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18 additional clauses you should have in your Employment Contracts to protect your business

Even if you have a contract template which meets the minimum standards, you should consider adding additional clauses, so your employment agreements fit your business.

We have developed a robust list of recommended clauses in addition to the minimum legal requirements.  Adding these clauses to your agreements will prevent future issues and provide greater protection for your business:

 

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The 10 minimum clauses you must have in your Employment Contracts

In New Zealand, every employee is required by law to have an employment contract which adheres to the minimum standard of the Employment Relations Act (2000). But an employment contract is more than that, it is also a powerful resource for you and your business. 

A clear employment contract can provide a common understanding between you and your employee and ensures misunderstandings are infrequent or non-existent! Employment disputes waste time and money, especially when they can be easily prevented.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Employment Contracts in NZ

If you employee staff in NZ, you must have an employment contract which is compliant with the Employment Relations Act 2000. You also should have a employment agreement that is fit for your business and suits your unique requirements.

We have created you a downloadable Ultimate Guide to Employment Contracts in NZ to help you understand your responsibilities as a Employer

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Why DIY Employment Contracts are risky…

Employment contracts are one of the most important documents a business owner will ever encounter – so it pays to do them right.

New Zealand law requires that every employee has an employment contract that meets minimum legal standard. This contract ensures your business is protected and employees have a clear understanding of their role and your expectations of them.

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2019 Employment Law Changes

In 2019 two pieces of legislation that impact employment law come into effect: the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 and the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act 2018. Is your business ready?

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