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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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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
This is a sample Casual Employment Agreement. It is intended for employees who work on an 'as and when required' basis.
File size: 88.5 KB
Date issued: 16 Oct 2019

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Read about the principles which apply to abandonment and how to deal with an employee who disappears.
File size: 588.3 KB
Date issued: 24 Jun 2020
Absenteeism can be one of the most problematic issues for employers. This guide outlines your rights and obligations in addressing employee absences.
File size: 735.1 KB
Date issued: 12 Mar 2020
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: 504.1 KB
Date issued: 15 Jun 2020
Our guide to employers who pay travel allowances to employees for use of their own vehicle for work purposes.
File size: 461.6 KB
Date issued: 10 Jun 2020
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: 443 KB
Date issued: 15 Jun 2020
This guide sets out information on employee pay in regards to Anzac day business closures.
File size: 303.1 KB
Date issued: 10 Jun 2020
This guide outlines requirements in relation to application forms and pre-employment screening.
File size: 1.3 MB
Date issued: 11 Mar 2020
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: 529.3 KB
Date issued: 20 Jan 2020
Our premier guide to understanding the rules of collective bargaining and the good faith obligations of the parties involved in bargaining.
File size: 804 KB
Date issued: 31 Jan 2020
This guide provides information to assist with preparing for bargaining and includes a sample bargaining process agreement.
File size: 687.9 KB
Date issued: 26 May 2020
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.
File size: 555.1 KB
Date issued: 10 Jun 2020
This guide sets out the minimum requirements for meal and rest times as per the Employment Relations Act 2000.
File size: 572.3 KB
Date issued: 17 Jan 2020
When an emergency situation strikes, workplaces are affected. Natural disasters such as the Christchurch earthquakes mean that companies may have to cease trading to varying degrees. Use this guide to help plan for and get through business interruptions.
File size: 135.5 KB
Date issued: 27 Jan 2016
Our premier guide to employing staff on a casual basis.
File size: 982.2 KB
Date issued: 18 Jul 2019
This guide discusses an employer’s obligation in relation to child support deductions.
File size: 637 KB
Date issued: 18 Jul 2019
This guide covers employers' obligations under the Children Act 2014.
File size: 313.8 KB
Date issued: 25 Jun 2020
Christmas and New Years 2019 - 2020
File size: 733.1 KB
Date issued: 06 Sep 2019
Our premier guide provides information on collective agreements, content, coverage, union and non-union members.
File size: 681.2 KB
Date issued: 26 May 2020
Our premier guide covers the rules around communication during bargaining and good faith requirements of the parties involved in the bargaining.
File size: 366.1 KB
Date issued: 29 Jul 2020
This guide discusses the duty of confidentiality, what this means and redress for breaches of confidence.
File size: 293.6 KB
Date issued: 10 Jun 2020
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 gives protection to building sub-contractors in the construction industry.
File size: 218.6 KB
Date issued: 25 Jun 2020
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