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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: 3.4 MB
Date issued: 29 Nov 2016
Our premier guide to employing staff on a casual basis.
File size: 938.6 KB
Date issued: 05 Aug 2016
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: 2.7 MB
Date issued: 10 Feb 2017
EMA's guide to Easter 2017, including information about shop trading restrictions and public holidays.
File size: 597.9 KB
Date issued: 09 Feb 2017
Since the government’s Budget announcement in 2014, plans have been underway to implement changes to the paid parental leave scheme. The purpose of this update is to help you understand what these changes mean for your business.
File size: 111.6 KB
Date issued: 03 May 2016
Our premier guide to enacting the ‘trial period law’ that gives employers the right to terminate employees within 90 days without risk of a personal grievance.
File size: 2.1 MB
Date issued: 18 May 2016

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Read about the principles which apply to abandonement and how to deal with an employee who disappears.
File size: 1.1 MB
Date issued: 12 Jun 2017
Absenteeism can be one of the most problematic issues for employers. This guide outlines your rights and obligations in addressing employee absences.
File size: 1.4 MB
Date issued: 27 Mar 2017
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: 3.6 MB
Date issued: 14 Mar 2017
This guide provides employers with guidelines on travel allowances and includes information on motor vehicle reimbursement rates.
File size: 823.5 KB
Date issued: 13 Jul 2016
This guide sets out information on employee pay in regards to Anzac day business closures.
File size: 430.2 KB
Date issued: 20 Jun 2017
This guide outlines requirements in relation to application forms and pre-employment screening.
File size: 2 MB
Date issued: 19 May 2016
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: 661.7 KB
Date issued: 03 Apr 2017
This guide discusses the implications of secret recordings of conversations in the workplace with respect to privacy and surveillance.
File size: 973.1 KB
Date issued: 23 Jan 2017
Our premier guide to understanding the rules of collective bargaining and the good faith obligations of the parties involved in bargaining.
File size: 2 MB
Date issued: 27 Feb 2017
This guide provides information to assist with preparing for bargaining and includes a sample bargaining process agreement.
File size: 1.1 MB
Date issued: 27 Feb 2017
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: 1.2 MB
Date issued: 20 Jun 2017
This guide sets out the minimum requirements for meal and rest times as per the Employment Relations Act 2000.
File size: 903 KB
Date issued: 17 Feb 2017
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
This guide discusses an employer’s obligation in relation to child support deductions.
File size: 887.9 KB
Date issued: 05 Aug 2016
This guide provides information about the public holidays that fall at Christmas and New Year 2017-2018.
File size: 523.6 KB
Date issued: 07 Aug 2017
Our premier guide provides information on collective agreements, content, coverage, union and non-union members.
File size: 1.2 MB
Date issued: 05 Jul 2017
Our premier guide covers the rules around communication during bargaining and good faith requirements of the parties involved in the bargaining.
File size: 1.5 MB
Date issued: 05 Jul 2017
This guide discusses the duty of confidentiality, what this means and redress for breaches of confidence.
File size: 1.3 MB
Date issued: 20 Feb 2017
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 gives protection to building sub-contractors in the construction industry.
File size: 433 KB
Date issued: 23 Jan 2017
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