Employment agreements

Employment agreements


Employment Agreements Every employee
must have a written employment agreement There are things that must be included
in employment agreements by law. Use our free Employment Agreement Builder to help create employment agreements tailored to organizations and employees. Go to this link to access our Employment Agreement Builder. Minimum employment
rights must be met even if they aren’t included in an employment agreement. You cannot contract out of minimum entitlements when negotiating for
changes to the individual employment agreement. Employees must be given the
opportunity to obtain independent advice. if you have no employment agreement,
employees can ask your employer if for one. People can create employment
agreements themselves at business.govt.nz Search ’employment agreement’ if
you can’t agree on the conditions of the employment agreements. The employer must still keep a copy of the draft agreement until the final version has
been agreed to. Employment relationships can be created even if there is no
unwritten agreement. Best practice is to not let an employee start until the
agreement has been agreed and signed. If a labour inspector finds an employer who
doesn’t have written employment agreements, or who hasn’t kept copies of
their employees agreements, they will give the employer seven days notice to
provide employment agreements to all staff. If this is not done the employer
can be fined up to $10,000 if the employer is an individual, up to $20,000
if the employer is a corporation. Right to work in New Zealand Employers must ensure that every person they employ has a legal right to work in New Zealand.
It is the employer’s responsibility to ask and to keep records showing their
employees have the right to work. Immigration New Zealand’s ‘VisaView’ tool allows employers to confirm information about employees’ work entitlement. You can also take a photocopy of a birth certificate or passport if the employee
does not have a visa. Visit immigration.govt.nz and search ‘VisaView’.

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