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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

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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Good Faith

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.

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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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