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Employment Law for Managers and Business Owners

Learn how to apply NZ’s employment laws and gain confidence you are in undertaking employment processes correctly.


Whether you oversee 1 employee or 50, having the confidence that you are complying with you legal obligations is a must. This one day workshop hones in on the employment issues that often prove the most challenging and complex for business owners and manager, breaking down the fundamental employment law principles and providing practical information managers and business owners need to know.  


  • The Employment Relations Act – The essentials
  • Types of employment arrangements, trial periods and probationary options, union rights and bargaining, good faith, flexible working, personal grievances and exit options
  • The Holidays Act – overview of obligations
  • Dealing with all types of leave such as sick leave, annual, bereavement and public holidays
  • Domestic Violence Victim protection
  • Human Rights, Privacy Acts and Health and Safety Acts, Parental leave, minimum wages – The essentials
  • Restructuring, Redundancy and Dismissals


  • Comply with employment legislation and manage your staff and business effectively
  • Understand leave and wage entitlements
  • Manage disciplinary procedures effectively meeting obligations of good faith and fairness
  • Receive the latest updates on legal changes and case law
  • Review and update your internal policies and procedures to comply with the law. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Managers with people responsibilities or those new to managing people, in-house and agency recruitment specialists and administration/office professionals who have HR responsibilities or want to build Employment Relations capability. 
Starting a new business? This course is essential for those who are new to New Zealand, considering starting or buying a business employing staff.

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