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The EMA offers more than 130 resources to members and non-members including policies on everything from fixed term employment to illegal file sharing, and guides from abandonment of employment to work station set up. Use the search function above or look alphabetically below.


  • A - Z GUIDE
    Abandonment

    Read about the principles which apply to abandonment and how to deal with an employee who disappears.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Absenteeism

    Absenteeism can be one of the most problematic issues for employers. This guide outlines your rights and obligations in addressing employee absences.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    ACC

    Our premier guide to understanding the Accident Compensation system. It includes employer obligations to employees, definitions of key terms under the Act, and details about employer levies.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Allowances Travel and Mileage

    Our guide to employers who pay travel allowances to employees for use of their own vehicle for work purposes.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Annual Holidays

    This guide outlines requirements in relation to application forms and pre-employment screening.

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  • eLEARNING
    Anti Money Laundering

    This course has been developed to provide an understanding of how to identify, prevent and report money laundering and terrorism financing.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    ANZAC Day

    This guide sets out information on employee pay in regards to Anzac day business closures.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Application for Employment

    This guide outlines requirements in relation to application forms and pre-employment screening.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Attachment Orders

    This guide describes the function of an attachment order and outlines what an employer is obligated to do if an employee is subject to one.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Audio Recordings

    This guide discusses the implications of secret recordings of conversations in the workplace with respect to privacy and surveillance.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Bargaining

    Our premier guide to understanding the rules of collective bargaining and the good faith obligations of the parties involved in bargaining.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Bargaining Agreements

    This guide provides information to assist with preparing for bargaining and includes a sample bargaining process agreement.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Bereavement Leave

    This guide provides an overview of bereavement leave in employment. It includes information on payment and time off available for employees who have suffered a bereavement.

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  • eLEARNING
    Boosting your Business Bundle

    Effective teamwork is important to business growth and success. Gain an insight on how to achieve your business goals with SMART goal setting and better support your team members, leading to an all round Business Boost for your organisation.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Breaks

    This guide sets out the minimum requirements for meal and rest times as per the Employment Relations Act 2000.

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  • eLEARNING
    Building Blocks of Resilience

    The Building blocks of resilience module will take your staff through the basics of how to expand and build upon their current resilience levels.

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  • eLEARNING
    Building Positive Relationships

    The Building Positive Relationships module introduces you to the many things you can do to encourage your team to create a strong, supportive culture.

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  • eLEARNING
    Bullying and Harassment for Workers

    Understand the behaviour that constitutes workplace bullying or harassment.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Casual Employees

    Our premier guide to employing staff on a casual basis.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Child Support Deductions

    This guide discusses an employer’s obligation in relation to child support deductions.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Children's Act 2014

    This guide covers employers' obligations under the Children Act 2014.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Collective Agreements

    Our premier guide provides information on collective agreements, content, coverage, union and non-union members.

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  • eLEARNING
    Communication at Work

    Being a great communicator has never been so important, and the Communication at work module will ensure what you have to say gets heard.

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  • eLEARNING
    Communication at Work (introduction)

    The Communication at work introduction module introduces your new-to-the-workforce staff to the key elements of effective communication in the workplace.

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  • eLEARNING
    Communication Bundle

    Ensure that what you say gets heard and understood, even when dealing with the tough conversations with our Communication modules.

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  • eLEARNING
    Communication in a Crisis

    Crisis situations within a workplace require strong leadership and effective communication to staff, customers and other stakeholders.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Communications During Bargaining

    Our premier guide covers the rules around communication during bargaining and good faith requirements of the parties involved in the bargaining.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Confidentiality

    This guide discusses the duty of confidentiality, what this means and redress for breaches of confidence.

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  • eLEARNING
    Confined Spaces and Hazardous Atmospheres

    Developed to provide a comprehensive overview for those working in Confined Spaces and Hazardous Atmospheres.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Construction Contracts Act 2000

    The Construction Contracts Act 2002 gives protection to building sub-contractors in the construction industry.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Contracts for Services

    Our premier guide to understanding contractors versus employees. It includes descriptions, comparisons and best practice recommendations.

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  • eLEARNING
    Courageous Conversations

    Gain the tools and skills you need to have effective courageous conversations.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Criminal Record Clean Slate Act

    This guide describes the function of the Criminal Record (Clean Slate) Act, including a useful flowchart.

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  • eLEARNING
    Cybersecurity Bundle

    Protect your business from online threats and gain peace of mind with our Cybersecurity modules.

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  • eLEARNING
    Cybersecurity Essentials for Employees - Email Security

    Designed to help individuals and employees understand the cybersecurity risks associated with email use and the steps to take to minimise those risks.

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  • eLEARNING
    Cybersecurity Essentials for Employees - Passwords

    Designed to help protect businesses from threats caused by multiple and weak passwords by training individuals and employees to understand and identify common password security concerns and how to deal with them.

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  • eLEARNING
    Cybersecurity Essentials for Employees - Phishing

    Designed to help protect businesses from online threats such as phishing by training individuals and employees to understand and identify phishing and how to deal with it.

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  • eLEARNING
    Cybersecurity Essentials for Employees - Ransomware

    Designed to help protect businesses from online threats caused by ransomware, by training individuals and employees to understand and identify ransomware and how to deal with it.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    De-Facto

    This guide discusses the definition of de facto’ in the context of various employment related legislation.

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  • eLEARNING
    Dealing with Workplace Conflict

    Understand and resolve workplace conflict.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Deductions Wages Protection

    Our premier guide to dealing with deductions from wages. This includes how to deal with overpayments, mistakes and forfeiture issues.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Disability

    This guide defines disability in an employment context and discusses the law in relation to employer obligations.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Discipline

    Our premier guide to getting the disciplinary process right. It includes best practice advice and information on how to conduct investigations and disciplinary meetings.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Discrimination in Employment

    This guide provides an overview of discrimination in employment and discusses the type of conduct that will amount to unlawful discrimination.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Disputes

    This guide provides information on disputes’ as defined in the Employment Relations Act 2000.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Diversity

    This guide discusses what diversity in the workplace entails.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Drug Testing

    Our premier guide to drug testing deals with policy formation, work place drug testing and legislative requirements concerning health and safety and privacy.

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  • eLEARNING
    Dust Explosions Safety

    Learn what a dust explosion is, how they occur, and how to manage them.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Easter Sunday

    This guide provides information on the trading restrictions on retail shops during Easter Sunday.

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  • eLEARNING
    Effective Delegation

    The Effective delegation module enables your leaders to help their team smash goals and deadlines and lower stress and increase job satisfaction.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Electronic Transactions Act

    This guide describes the function of the Electronic Transactions Act. It gives examples of when it may apply in respect of employment.

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  • eLEARNING
    Emergency Warden

    Do you have a trained Emergency Warden at your work? Would you know what to do if an emergency occured? Find out the answers in this comprehensive online module.

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  • eLEARNING
    Emergency Warden - Early Childhood Education

    Do you have a trained Emergency Warden at your work? Would you know what to do if an emergency occurred in an Early Childhood Education setting? Find out the answers in this comprehensive online module.

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  • eLEARNING
    Emergency Warden - Healthcare and Rest Homes

    Would you know what to do if an emergency occurred in healthcare and rest home settings? Find out the answers in this comprehensive online module.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Employee Protection Provision

    This guide sets out the requirements around employee protection provisions in employment agreements and collective agreements.

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  • eLEARNING
    Employee's Guide to COVID-19

    Employee's guide to COVID-19 keeps your staff informed of their employment rights and obligations as well as actionable advice to help them self-isolate.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Employment Relations Act 2000

    This guide presents the key points of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Employment Relations Authority

    A brief description of the Employment Relations Authority and what it is charged to do.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Employment Relations Education Leave

    This guide covers the leave allocated by unions to eligible employees for education to increase their knowledge about employment relations.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Employment Relationship Problems

    This guide outlines the various employment relationships established by the Employment Relations Act 2000 and options for resolving employment relationship problems.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Entertainment Expenses

    This guide describes when entertainment expenses are deductible as an expense for income tax purposes. It also discusses entertainment expenditures that attract FBT.

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  • eLEARNING
    Equal Employment Opportunity for Employees

    This course provides an understanding of equal employment opportunity (EEO), discrimination and how complaints are managed.

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  • eLEARNING
    Equal Employment Opportunity for Managers and Supervisors

    This course has been developed to give the learner an understanding of what equal employment opportunity is and what discrimination is, as well as the role played by managers and supervisors in preventing discrimination in the workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Equal Pay Act

    The Equal Pay Act 1972 deals specifically with pay equity between males and females doing the same work.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Essential Services

    This guide discusses industrial action as it relates to essential services, and includes definitions, and notice requirements of employers and unions.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Fair Trading Act

    If you are in business, it is important that you understand how the Fair Trading Act affects your day-to-day operations.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Family Violence

    A guide explaining the obligations and entitlements arising in relation to family violence (previously called domestic violence).

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Fidelity

    Fidelity is an implied term in every employment agreement and this guide provides information on what fidelity is and what happens when it is breached.

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  • eLEARNING
    Fire Suppression Procedures

    Cover all the Fire Suppression procedures needed to successfully prevent and stop fires.

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  • eLEARNING
    Fire Warden and Emergency Procedures

    Understand basic fire suppression procedures.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    First Aid

    Our guide to your obligations in providing First Aid in your workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Fixed Term Employment

    Our premier guide to understanding how fixed term employment differs from permanent and casual employment, and managing the process requirements.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Flexible Working Arrangements

    This guide details the flexible working arrangements scheme as introduced in an amendment to the Employment Relations Act in 2008.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Frustration

    This guide provides an overview of the doctrine of frustration where a supervening event renders performance of a contract impossible.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Full and Final Settlements

    This guide describes how a personal grievance is settled and documented.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Gifts

    This guide reveals some of the issues with gifts and provides some suggestions for how an employer might resolve these issues.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Good Faith

    Our guide to the concept of good faith in employment relationships and the obligations of both employers and employees.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Harassment and Bullying

    This guide discusses the main points employers should be aware of in preventing and dealing with harassment in the workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Hazard Identification and Management

    This guide assists with compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Health and Disability Commissioner Act

    This guide discusses the role of the Health and Disability Commissioner.

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  • eLEARNING
    Health and Safety - For Managers Bundle

    Create and manage a safe workplace for you and your employees with our Health and Safety modules for managers.

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  • eLEARNING
    Health and Safety - For Workers Bundle

    Know your role, rights, and duties as a worker in workplace health and safety with our Health and Safety modules for workers.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Health and Safety at Work

    Our premier guide to your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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  • eLEARNING
    Heights Safety Awareness

    Fall protection, arrest and restraint.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Holidays Act

    Our premier guide explaining employee minimum entitlements in regards to annual holidays, public holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave and family violence leave.

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  • eLEARNING
    Hot Works and Safety Watch

    Identify the safety gear that a hot works operator must wear.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    House Rules and Employee Handbook

    This guide addresses the importance of policies and procedures in the employment relationship to guide both the employer and employees on all matters arising out of that employment.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Human Rights

    This guide provides an overview on discrimination, the Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal.

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  • eLEARNING
    Identifying Poor Performance, Misconduct and Absenteeism

    This course has been developed to provide you with an understanding of what misconduct, poor performance and absenteeism are, and what can happen if they're not managed correctly

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Illegal File Sharing

    Our premier guide to understanding how the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 works and how to avoid becoming liable for your employees’ activities

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Immigration

    Our premier guide to employing employees on a work visa. This includes employer and employee obligations, checking entitlement to work in New Zealand, and Immigration Advisor Licensing.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Incapacity

    Our premier guide to understanding medical incapacity. This includes a sample process and issues to consider when contemplating termination.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Incompatibility

    This guide provides some indication of what incompatibility means, when and how the term should be used, and what your obligations are in managing an instance of it.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Individual Employment Agreements

    Our premier guide contains an overview on the most common form of employment agreement including information on the minimum terms that must be included in all individual employment agreements.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Information Communications Technology Policies

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Informed Consent

    This guide describes what informed consent is and situations when it is necessary for employment purposes.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Inland Revenue Department Audits

    This guide gives a general overview of what is involved in an IRD audit.

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  • eLEARNING
    Introduction to NZ Privacy Act

    An introduction to one of the most important New Zealand laws. Familiarse yourself with what and why the NZ Privacy Act 2020 is, and your legal requirements around it.

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  • eLEARNING
    Introduction to Performance Improvement

    Introduction to Performance Improvement will help you turn difficult conversations about a staff member’s performance issues into mentoring opportunities.

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  • eLEARNING
    Introduction to Puzzle People

    A brief overview of all four styles. It includes a self-assessment tool to discover your own unique communication preferences.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Job Descriptions

    This guide provides information on job descriptions and what information they should cover.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Jury Service

    This guide contains information on an employer’s obligation in relation to employees and jury service.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Kiwisaver

    Our premier guide to understanding the KiwiSaver legislation and the obligations it places on the employer.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Labour Inspectors

    This guide provides information about the function and powers of Labour Inspectors.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Lawful and Reasonable Instruction

    This guide outlines disobedience and insubordination and gives advice on how to manage both situations.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Leave Forms

    This guide includes samples of various leave forms including forms for; annual, sick, bereavement leave, and family violence leave.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Long Service Leave

    This is a term sometimes used for leave that is additional to the minimum requirements as set out by the Holidays Act 2003.

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  • eLEARNING
    Managing the Disciplinary Process

    This course has been designed to provide training in how to manage the disciplinary process with consistency and procedural fairness.

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  • eLEARNING
    Managing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

    Find out how to correctly handle and manage complaints on bullying and harassment.

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  • eLEARNING
    Manual Tasks for Workers

    Master how to perform manual tasks safely.

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  • eLEARNING
    Measuring Your Resilience

    Measuring your resilience allows you to self-assess with fun interactive quizzes that take you through the neuroscience of resilience in very simple terms.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    MECAs

    Multi-employer collective agreements (MECAs) are not new; they have existed in various forms under previous industrial laws.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Mediation

    A brief description of the mediation facility available to employers and employees to resolve employment disputes.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Medical Certificates

    This guide provides an overview of medical certificates in employment and privacy law as related to medical certificates.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Medical Examinations

    This guide covers situations in which medical examinations in employment are considered and addresses the legality of these examinations.

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  • Briefing Book
    Member Briefings - Spring 2020

    This round of Member Briefings is focused on what we believe will be the areas of priority for the incoming Government at a policy level, sharing information and practical tips for your recovery journey, and gathering your thoughts and ideas to help us advocate for you.

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    Member Briefings - Summer 2020

    Knowing what’s coming is essential for SME’s not only to survive, but thrive. At our Member Briefings we give you a heads up from a political, regulatory and legal perspective so you’re prepared.

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  • Briefing Book
    Member Briefings - Winter 2020

    These Member Briefings are focused on areas of priority for the Government at a policy level, sharing information and practical tips for your recovery journey, and gathering your thoughts and ideas to help us advocate for you.

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  • eLEARNING
    Mental Health in the Workplace

    Explore what an organisation can do to support individuals in the workplace who are suffering with a mental health illness.

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  • eLEARNING
    Mentoring Your Team

    Mentoring your team helps leaders set the benchmark of expected behaviours and standards, and turn difficult conversations into mentoring opportunities.

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  • eLEARNING
    Minimising Conflict in the Workplace

    Minimising conflict in the workplace is an essential skill for any employee to ensure relationships with coworkers are healthy and respectful.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Minimum Employment Code

    This guide contains a list of the minimum standards of employment as set out in legislation.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Minimum Wage Act 1983

    This guide explains an employer's obligations under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 and other related legislation.

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  • eLEARNING
    Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

    Learn how to operate a mobile elevated work platform safely.

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  • eLEARNING
    National Information Privacy Awareness

    Learn to be compliant with privacy protection requirements under the Privacy Act.

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  • eLEARNING
    NZPPA Certificate in Employee Leave (Level 3)

    Payroll professionals and anyone managing or paying employees regarding employee leave entitlements.

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  • eLEARNING
    NZPPA Certificate In Payroll Calculations (Level 5)

    Intermediate level payroll practitioners (or advanced practitioners wanting a refresher) wanting to have knowledge of how to complete payment calculations to meet the requirements to ensure compliance to legislation.

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  • eLEARNING
    NZPPA Certificate in Payroll for Non-Payroll Practitioners

    Managers, Human Resource and Finance practitioners and anyone involved in working with or managing and leading payroll activities within their organisation that want to get a better understanding of what payroll actually involves.

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  • eLEARNING
    NZPPA Certificate In Payroll Foundation Skills (Level 1)

    Staff new to payroll or who act as a back up to payroll and small business owners that need an understanding of how to process a basic payroll for their employees.

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  • eLEARNING
    NZPPA Certificate In Payroll Law (Level 2)

    Payroll professionals and anyone else involved in paying employees that want to know the essential legislative requirements that must be undertaken.

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  • eLEARNING
    Office Ergonomics

    Find out how to set up a safe workspace, either at home or in your workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Official Information Act

    This guide discusses the purpose and principles of the Official Information Act 1982.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    OOS

    This guide discusses occupational overuse syndrome including prevention, management and rehabilitation.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Parental Leave

    Our premier guide to understanding the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act. It includes employer obligations to employees, definitions of key terms under the Act, and details about employee entitlements and notice requirements.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    PAYE

    Our premier guide to PAYE deductions. It includes information on different tax codes, record keeping and filing, as well as taxing holiday pay and redundancy payments.

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  • eLEARNING
    Performance Efficiency

    The Performance efficiency module introduces your staff to proven efficiency concepts and strategies to get the most out of their day at work.

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  • eLEARNING
    Performance Improvement Plan Meeting

    The Performance Improvement Plan Meeting module gives you strategies to help underperforming staff members set goals and get them up-to-the-mark.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Performance Management

    Our premier guide to conducting performance management which includes a sample procedure.

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  • eLEARNING
    Permit Receiver/Issuer Awareness

    Understand the responsibilities of a permit receiver/issuer, how to get a permit, and why one is needed.

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  • eLEARNING
    Personal Effectiveness Bundle

    The Performance Efficiency Bundle will introduce you to theories and provide practical advice on how you can become more efficient in the workplace and life in general.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Personal Grievances

    This guide provides an overview of Personal Grievance claims against an employer: how they are raised, discussed and potentially resolved.

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  • eLEARNING
    Personal Safety and Conflict Management

    This course will provide you with the confidence and competence to manage personal safety and conflict incidents in a way that optimises your own safety and that of others around you.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Pre-Employment Checks

    This guide discusses pre-employment checks and provides information on accessing criminal records, credit records and drivers checks.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Privacy

    This helpful guide outlines the privacy principles that should be considered in respect to personal information about an individual.

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  • eLEARNING
    Privacy Act Modules

    Learn at your own pace, at a place and time to suit you! This course should ideally take around 20 minutes to complete. You can complete the course across multiple sessions if you choose to.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Private Health and Safety Prosecutions

    This guide provides information about private prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Protected Disclosures Act 2000

    This guide details the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. This Act promotes the disclosure of information that the public has an interest in seeing disclosed.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Public Holidays

    Our premier guide on dealing with public holidays. Included is information on payments for working/not working public holidays and alternative holidays.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Qualifications

    This guide provides information and discusses issues around the importance of qualifications being verified.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Records

    This guide discusses a variety of records that employers should retain, either by law or because they assist in the managing of employees and the workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Recruitment and Selection

    Our premier guide to the recruitment process. This includes interviewing, pre-employment and reference checking, and offers of employment.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    References

    This guide covers both providing and seeking references and outlines the privacy constraints that apply to references.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Restraints of Trade

    Our premier guide to understanding restraints of trade. It includes information on enforceability and what remedies are available for a breach.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Restructuring and Redundancy

    Our premier guide to understanding how to conduct a redundancy or restructuring process and issues that should be considered.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Retirement

    This guide provides an overview of the issues around retirement which employers need to be aware of.

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  • eLEARNING
    Robbery Prevention and Safety Skills

    Understand what offenders expect in robbery situations and therefore what you can do to 'help' them

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Application Form

    This is a sample "Application for Employment" form that shows what potential questions can be asked under relevant privacy and human rights laws.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Casual Agreement

    This is a sample Casual Employment Agreement. It is intended for employees who work on an 'as and when required' basis.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Clauses

    These sample clauses are provided to assist you with drafting individual employment agreements.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Fixed Term Agreement

    This is a Sample Fixed Term Agreement which meets the required standards set down in the Employment Relations Act 2000. It is written in simple language for easy understanding.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Parental Leave Cover Clause

    This is a Sample Parental Leave Cover Clause. It describes the requirements for parental leave coverage and is meant to be used in conjunction with our Sample Fixed Term Agreement. It is written in simple language for easy understanding.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Sample Permanent Agreement

    This is a Sample Permanent Agreement which meets the required standards set down in the Employment Relations Act 2000. It is written in simple language for easy understanding.

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  • PREMIUM RESOURCE
    Samples of Plain Language ERP Clauses

    Samples of Plain Language ERP Clauses.

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  • eLEARNING
    Sexual Harassment

    This course has been developed to provide the learner with an understanding of how to recognise and avoid behaviour that could be considered sexual harassment, and what to do if they are being subjected to or witness this type of behaviour.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Shop Trading Restrictions

    Within this guide is an outline of the shop trading restrictions on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and half of ANZAC Day.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Sick Leave

    Our premier guide to understanding sick leave entitlements and how payment for sick leave is calculated

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Smoke-Free Environments Act

    This guide describes employer obligations under legislation with regard to smoking in the workplace.

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  • eLEARNING
    Social and Digital Media and the Workplace

    This course is suitable for anyone who uses digital communications and has access to social media in the workplace or in a work-related capacity.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Social Media

    You can follow what EMA is posting on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and its Blog. EMA also runs courses teaching business how to make the most of these media.

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  • eLEARNING
    Spill Control

    Choosing the right spill kit for your requirements.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Stress and Fatigue

    This guide discusses stress and fatigue as it relates to health and safety in the workplace and considers identification and management of such conditions.

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  • eLEARNING
    Stress Less at Work

    This course has been developed to provide you with an understanding of workplace stress and a range of strategies to help you manage stress.

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    Strikes and Lockouts

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    Student Loan Deductions

    Some employees may have student loans and this guide provides detailed information on how deduct student loan payments from salaries and wages.

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    Superannuation Fund Contributions

    This guide provides an overview of the tax treatment of employer contributions to superannuation funds.

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    Suspension

    This guide discusses the suspension of employees during disciplinary procedures and of both striking and non-striking employees during a strike.

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    Termination of Employment

    This guide provides an overview of the circumstances that lead to termination and factors to consider when the employment relationship is ending

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    The Commerce Act - Fundamentals

    Safeguard against anti-competitive practices.

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    The Consumer Guarantees Act - Fundamentals

    Safeguard against breaching the rights of consumers.

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    The Fair Trading Act - Fundamentals

    Safeguard against unfair conduct and breaches of the Fair Trading Act.

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  • eLEARNING
    The NZ Privacy Act (2020) - Actions to Protect your Business

    A very important change for New Zealand businesses is giving notification of privacy breaches. If you experience a breach, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s notifiable. Find out more, as well as how to prevent privacy breaches with this online module.

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    The NZ Privacy Act 2020 - Information Privacy Principles

    Currently there are 12 Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) within the Act and they cover collection, use, disclosure and storage of information. Under the new Act there will be one new IPP and five existing IPPs will change. Be informed by gaining an understanding of all IPP’s with this online module.

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  • eLEARNING
    The Resilient Mindset

    The resilient mindset module turns on its head the "one size fits all" approach common in discussions on resilience by treating you like an individual.

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    Transform Business Results - Puzzle People Programme

    Learn how the four communication styles think, behave or speak differently and discover how to adapt your approach to benefit relationships or situations.

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    Trial and Probationary Periods

    Our premier guide to the law relating to trial and probationary periods, how to implement them to ensure they can be relied on.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Triangular Employment

    Our premier guide on understanding triangular employment relationships. This discusses the ability to join a controlling third party to personal grievance proceedings.

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    Undue Influence Duress

    The Employment Relations Act contains provisions that prohibit undue influence and duress in employment. This guide provides a detailed discussion about the requirements contained in these provisions.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Unions Rights

    This guide covers union rights including recognition, representation and access to workplaces.

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    Vicarious Liability

    Sometimes an employee causes damage while they are performing their duties. This guide discusses the liability of an employer to pay for that damage.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Volunteers

    Our premier guide to understanding volunteers. This includes understanding the difference between volunteers and employees, as well as tax implications when volunteers are rewarded for their services.

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    Volunteers Employment Protection Act

    When employees who are in the territorial or reserve forces go on protected voluntary service their employment is protected. This guide discusses what an employer needs to do in such a case.

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    Vulnerable Employees

    This guide outlines the law and employer obligations relating to certain groups of workers when their employment is affected by restructuring.

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    Waitangi Day

    This guide discusses Waitangi Day as a public holiday.

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    Where the PIP Responsibilities Lie

    The Where the PIP responsibilities lie module will show you how to turn the formal Performance Improvement Process into a mentoring opportunity.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Work and Life Balance

    Work-life balance is an important aspect of any employment relationship. This guide provides information on what an employer can do to make sure there is a healthy balance between life at work and life outside work.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Worker Engagement Participation and Representation

    This guide provides an overview of worker involvement in health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act and its regulations. It includes employer obligations and health and safety training.

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  • eLEARNING
    Working With Purpose

    Working With Purpose will let you lead your team to being more productive with practical tips to collaborate, smash deadlines and manage their workflows.

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  • eLEARNING
    Working with Remote Teams

    Today's effective leaders keep their scattered team connected and moving together. Working with remote teams helps you "work smarter, not harder".

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    Workplace Assessment

    This guide describes the National Qualifications Framework as it relates to workplace assessments.

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    Workplace Health & Safety Fundamentals, For Managers

    This online course will give you an all-round overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act and what it means for you and your business.

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  • eLEARNING
    Workplace Health and Safety Fundamentals - For Workers

    Understand the role that workers have in workplace health and safety, their rights and duties and what they can do to lessen the risk of injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    WorkSafe NZ

    Our guide to Worksafe NZ, the health and safety regulator. Includes information about the structure and functions of Worksafe NZ and links to relevant forms.

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  • eLEARNING
    Workstation Setup

    The Workstation Setup module enables your staff to create healthy workstation practices to have a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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  • A - Z GUIDE
    Young Persons

    This guide gives advice on treating young people in the workplace. It includes minimum wage and tax treatment information.

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