Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - NZ Employment Law for Trans-Tasman Businesses

NZ Employment Law for Trans-Tasman Businesses

Know NZ law to reduce your risk of personal grievance claims

Who’s this course for?
Foundation: Know, Comprehend and Apply

If you’re an Australian-based HR professional charged with managing or administering a New Zealand workforce, this introductory to intermediate-level course will prove invaluable. It gives a broad outline of New Zealand employment legislation, enabling you to better navigate its provisions. For deeper knowledge, we recommend EMA’s more detailed courses on Human Resources and Employment Relations.

What you’ll learn:
Many organisations today work on both sides of the ditch. It can be easy to assume legislative requirements are pretty much the same, right up to the point where you’re faced with a personal grievance claim. During this informative full-day course you’ll learn the key principles of NZ employment law and your legal obligations as an employer, as well as the fundamental differences to the Australian environment. You’ll learn how to apply good faith principles and procedural fairness in an employment relationship to reduce your risk of personal grievances in your business.


After, you’ll be able to…
  • Explain the fundamental differences to Australian employment legislation
  • Understand and apply the key principles of NZ employment law, including the Employment Relations Act 2000 and Holidays Act 2003
  • Understand and apply good faith during the dispute resolution process
  • Ensure all employees are paid in accordance with legislative requirements.

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