The Employment Relations Act was amended in 2004 to further promote good faith as the basis for employment relationships, as its central priniciple is that both parties must act in good faith.
Employers, employees and unions therefore must deal with each other honestly and openly. The act specifies the promotion of good employment relations and good faith behaviour, which includes mutual obligations of trust and confidence between employers, employees and unions, sets the environment for individual and collective employment relationships, sets out requirements for the negotiation and content of collective and individual employment agreements and to provide prompt and flexible options for resolving problems in employment relationships.
For further information on disputes resolution, check out the ERA Act and legislative requirements and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website listed below.
HR Tool Kit:
- Definition of Good Faith - Employment Relations Act
- Employment Court Decisions
- Personal Grievances
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment