New Employment NZ Website

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The Employment New Zealand website has been redeveloped and is now live.

The new website was scheduled to go live at the end of June. However, due to technical issues, a decision was made to delay the launch until last week.

Employment New Zealand is the leading source of information on employment in New Zealand, and the key channel for distributing information to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities.

The aim of the new website is to positively influence the relationships between employers and employees, and to promote safe, fair and harmonious workplaces.

The website provides practical and operational information on the 14 pieces of legislation that relate to employment, including the Employment Relations Act 2000. This information will help employers and employees know what they can do and how they should do it.

Beyond providing a ‘plain English’ version of the legislation, the website includes information on best employment practice as well.

The number of pages has gone down from 1,300 to 300 with an emphasis on easy to understand, non-repetitive content that clearly lays out the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees.

Along with the refreshed content, employers and employees will have more tools and resources available to them, as well as enhanced search functions.

Here are some sections of the website to start exploring:

Starting employment
Hours and wages
Leave and holidays
Workplace policies
Resolving problems
Ending employment