STARTING WORK?
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS  & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Learn all about your rights and responsibilities when you start your first job. We'll help you understand what you're entitled to and what is expected of you in any new job.

WHAT ARE  MINIMUM WORKING RIGHTS?

WHAT ARE  MINIMUM WORKING RIGHTS?

All workers in Aotearoa New Zealand are entitled to receive a set of basic minimum working rights. These rights can not be taken away from you and you can not sign them away. These rights have been put in place to ensure that you are not exploited by your employer. 

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Your employer is obligated to provide you with your minimum working rights. These will generally be outlined in your employment contract and will include things such as; minimum pay, holidays, rest and meal breaks and sick leave to name just a few. It's important that you know what your minimum rights are to ensure your employer is providing you with all of them. 

HOW DO I GET MY WORKING RIGHTS?

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WHY ARE CONTRACTS
SO IMPORTANT?

An employment contract (agreement) is a legally binding document that protects you and your employer. All employment contracts must contain information such as your name, hours of work, if you are being hired on a full-time/ part-time basis, your responsibilities in the role, how much you will be paid and how it will be calculated, leave and details about disputes resolution in the work place. Your contract will typically contain more information than this, but these are just some of the mandatory sections that your employer must include.  

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STARTING A NEW JOB

We're here to help you ease into a new job by providing easy to understand information that will give you the best start.  

Understand your rights.

Understanding what your minimum rights at work are will help ensure that you receive all of your entitlements. It will also help you to use your voice when you know that something is not right with your employment contract.

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Understand your contract.

Your contract is the most important part of your employment as it ensures that you receive all of the minimum rights that your are entitled to. Everything relating to your role in your job should be in these pages. Your contract will play an important role in helping to answer any questions that you may have about your employment. Especially if you believe something is not right. 

Ask questions if you're unsure. 

Your employer or manager should always be the first person or people that you speak with if you are unsure about any matters relating to your employment. If for some reason you are stil l unsure or believe that some thing is not right then get in touch with us. 

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

We're here to help answer all of your questions . If you are unsure about thing relating a job you are about to start or a job that you are already working in get in touch with us. 

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