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Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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Employment Legislation

Employment legislation is the law that governs employment within the workplace with everyone who works. Obviously this affects the employer, employees and unions directly.

The role of employment law is to ensure that it identifies who can and cannot be employed, how they are offered a job and treated during this process of engagement and the minimum terms and conditions under which they can work, the duties that the employer and employee owe each other and the rules that apply when either party wants this employment relationship to end.

Employment legislation seems to be constantly involving, becoming more controversial due to the impacts it may have on the businesses and public concerns.

For further information on employment agreements, check out the ERA Act and legislative requirements and Department of Labour website listed below.

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Disclaimer: This information has been written for and submitted to HRINZ for publication and has been published in good faith for the general information of HRINZ Members of the Institute. HRINZ accepts no legal responsibility for the contents of the Knowledge Base and appropriate professional advice and assistance should be sought in particular cases.

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