In New Zealand, it’s illegal to employ anyone without providing them with an employment agreement before they begin working with you.
Put simply, an employment agreement sets out the terms and conditions which form the basis of your employment relationship; therefore it’s crucial you have an agreement that is current, robust and right for your business or industry.
Our employment agreement packs are a one-stop shop for all your employment agreement needs and are specifically tailored for your industry or small business requirements.
Our agreements will pre-populate your branding, your employer and employee details, and have the ability to select specific terms and conditions most relevant to your business which will save you time, effort and worry. Leave that to us.
Our agreements are:
Specific and tailored to small businesses
Written clearly and concisely with no fluff
Easy to understand
Pre-populated with your branding and specific business information
Made to take the hassle out wondering what should or shouldn’t be in your employment agreements
You can buy our complete Employment Agreement Package or simply purchase the Agreements individually.
How it works
employment agreement package:
Our Employment Agreement Package includes all the essential documents that ensure you are legally compliant when entering into an employment relationship. These agreements are industry and small business specific and aim to maximise the protection for your business. They also ensure that any agreement is fair and reasonable to your employees and complies with New Zealand Employment Legislation.
Individual employment documents:
permanent full AND PART-time AGREEMENT
This is a permanent full and part time employment agreement template and includes options for waged or salaried workers depending on your industry. This agreement aims to maximise the protection of your business and ensures that it is fair and reasonable for your employees, while complying with New Zealand Employment Legislation.
fixed-term full and part time agreement
This is a fixed term employment agreement template which can be used for both full and part time employees, and includes options for waged or salaried workers depending on your industry. This agreement aims to maximise the protection of your business and ensures that it is fair and reasonable for your employees, while complying with New Zealand Employment Legislation.
casual employment agreement
This is a casual employment agreement template. This agreement aims to maximise the protection of your business and ensures that it is fair and reasonable for your employees, while complying with New Zealand Employment Legislation.
independent contractors agreement
Upon entering into any Independent Contractors Agreement, it’s critical as a business owner to stipulate that you are clear on whether you are engaging the individual as an employee or a contractor from the get go. The person cannot assume both roles as there are different rights and responsibilities for both the company and the individual.
confidentiality disclosure agreement
A Confidentiality (or Non-Disclosure) Disclosure Agreement is an agreement between two people or companies where the parties agree to protect the confidential information of one or both of the parties. This is so information including company secrets are not misused in any way. Put simply, it’s an agreement which allows you to feel more comfortable revealing confidential information that you may not otherwise disclose, so you can continue to discuss information openly and honestly.
VARIATION to terms & conditions letter
Businesses move at high speeds these days and as such, so do the markets in which they operate. Circumstances can change due to company and/or legislative changes requiring you to make amendments (or variations) to an employee’s employment agreement.
In this day and age, it’s fair to say that many small businesses are seeing the advantages of hiring interns and creating roles that often lead to hiring for future positions, or covering work during peak periods. However, it is recommended that you avoid hiring interns on a whim and instead provide them with a meaningful work experience that can benefit their career prospects and your business needs. You both need to get something valuable out of the experience, so be sure to think it through and consult us for advice should you feel uncertain about any step of the process.
Secondment assignments provide a great opportunity for individual professional development while fulfilling business needs. Secondments are when an individual covers an alternative job for a period of time and then reverts back to their original job on completion. It is critical for the company to take a structured approach to manage everyone’s expectations and ensure a smooth and efficient transition when undertaking secondment assignments.