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Do you have a new employee you need an employment agreement for?

Employment agreements are a very important aspect of an employment relationship between an employee and an employer. They ensure an employee and an employer know exactly what is expected of them, and what their entitlements are. They are the first place to go when you are unsure of anything in the employment relationship, for example leave entitlements and notice periods.

It is important that an employment agreement is in writing, as if there is no written agreement, an employer can be penalized under Section 64 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“the Act”) up to $10,000.00 for individuals, and $20,000.00 for companies.

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Having a personalised comprehensive employment agreement is important for your business and your empolyees

Some examples of what an employment agreement should include are:

  • Description of the work to be performed
  • Wages or salaries
  • Hours and days of work
  • Notice periods
  • Leave entitlements
  • Resolution of employment relationship problems

It is always good practice for an employer to regularly review their employee’s employment contracts including wages and salaries and job descriptions to ensure they are up to date.

If you are considering making changes to your employment agreements, it is important that it is done correctly as there are certain requirements that must be complied with under the Act.

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Whether you are starting a new job and want to ensure that your employment agreement protects you, or whether you are an employer and you are looking at reviewing your employment agreements, get in contact with our employment team today. We can review your employment agreements to ensure they are compliant with the Act, and most importantly, that they protect you.