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EMA provides guides and sample forms on employment relations and business issues. Included is our premier A-Z of Employing series of guides.
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Our premier guide to employer obligations under the Holidays Act. It includes definitions of key terms, calculation of annual holiday payment, and the relationship between annual leave and other types of leave.
File size: 815.9 KB
Date issued: 21 Mar 2019
This guide sets out the minimum requirements for meal and rest times as per the Employment Relations Act 2000.
File size: 573.5 KB
Date issued: 28 May 2019
Our premier guide provides information on collective agreements, content, coverage, union and non-union members.
File size: 681.1 KB
Date issued: 06 May 2019
Our premier guide to getting the disciplinary process right. It includes best practice advice and information on how to conduct investigations and disciplinary meetings.
File size: 635.4 KB
Date issued: 16 Aug 2018
This guide provides an overview of discrimination in employment and discusses the type of conduct that will amount to unlawful discrimination.
File size: 663.7 KB
Date issued: 20 Mar 2018
A guide explaining the obligations and entitlements arising under the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act 2019.
File size: 716.2 KB
Date issued: 28 May 2019
EMA's guide to Easter 2018, including information about shop trading restrictions and public holidays.
File size: 586.5 KB
Date issued: 16 Jan 2018
This guide presents the key points of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
File size: 513.7 KB
Date issued: 06 May 2019
Our premier guide to your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
File size: 770.6 KB
Date issued: 04 Mar 2019
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.
File size: 1.4 MB
Date issued: 06 May 2019
This guide provides information about the function and powers of Labour Inspectors.
File size: 1.2 MB
Date issued: 16 Jan 2019
This guide explains an employer's obligations under the Minimum Wage Act and other related legislation.
File size: 741.2 KB
Date issued: 29 Mar 2019
Changes were introduced to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 which will affect employees who are planning to take parental leave in 2018 and beyond.
File size: 327.9 KB
Date issued: 23 Jul 2018
Our premier guide to the recruitment process. This includes interviewing, pre-employment and reference checking, and offers of employment.
File size: 908.4 KB
Date issued: 14 May 2019
This guide outlines the law and employer obligations relating to certain groups of workers when their employment is affected by restructuring.
File size: 759.7 KB
Date issued: 06 May 2019

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Read about the principles which apply to abandonment and how to deal with an employee who disappears.
File size: 596.6 KB
Date issued: 25 Mar 2019
Absenteeism can be one of the most problematic issues for employers. This guide outlines your rights and obligations in addressing employee absences.
File size: 582.8 KB
Date issued: 14 Aug 2018
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.
File size: 782.4 KB
Date issued: 17 Jun 2019
Our guide to employers who pay travel allowances to employees for use of thier own vehicle for work purposes.
File size: 376 KB
Date issued: 25 Sep 2018
This guide sets out information on employee pay in regards to Anzac day business closures.
File size: 303.7 KB
Date issued: 18 Dec 2018
This guide outlines requirements in relation to application forms and pre-employment screening.
File size: 1.3 MB
Date issued: 06 May 2019
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.
File size: 433.2 KB
Date issued: 06 May 2019
This guide discusses the implications of secret recordings of conversations in the workplace with respect to privacy and surveillance.
File size: 529.6 KB
Date issued: 03 Apr 2019
Our premier guide to understanding the rules of collective bargaining and the good faith obligations of the parties involved in bargaining.
File size: 736.7 KB
Date issued: 18 Mar 2019
This guide provides information to assist with preparing for bargaining and includes a sample bargaining process agreement.
File size: 688.6 KB
Date issued: 18 Mar 2019
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