Resources for Businesses

Employers have a minimum set of responsibilities that they must meet. Some of these responsibilities come from the employment agreement or workplace policies. Many of these responsibilities come from employment legislation and these are sometimes called employee minimum rights.

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Employment New Zealand is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Their website provides employers with the tools, resources and information to ensure that they are meeting their legal requirements when it comes to their responsibilities of hiring people. 

Employers are able to create employment agreements, identify their own rights and responsibilities, calculate payments for holidays and leave as well as keep up to date with any changes in the law that could affect them or the people working for them. 

 

Employers can also read the lates judgements from the employment court in cases involving workers and their employers. These judgements can sometimes be a good reminder as to why it important for all employers to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities.

 

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The Human Rights Commission (Te Kāhui Tika Tangata) is the national human rights institution (NHRI) for New Zealand. Their primary goal is to advocate for and promote human rights for all people living in New Zealander. 

The HRC has developed a set of guiding principles that businesses should know about. The guiding principles outline the steps businesses should take to embed human rights into core practice, and provide a framework for managing human rights risks through due diligence. The process will vary for each company depending on the type of business and where it operates.  

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Diversity Works are a government-funded national entity which provides diversity and inclusion advice to small and large businesses cross New Zealand. 

Through their work they have become a national authority on the ever increasing issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in the New Zealand workplace. By engaging with stakeholders across a diverse business ecosystem they have enabled a movement for change which has helped to unlock the value of diversity for economic and social prosperity.

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Work Safe New Zealand is committed to ensuring that all workplaces in New Zealand are working healthier and safer. Their site helps employers create a health and safety plan for their specific industry as well as help to identify potential risks for their employees. 

 

Work Safe New Zealand are also focused on reducing the disproportionate levels of harm facing Māori in our workplaces by the year 2025. 

    

Work Safe New Zealand is committed to ensuring that all workplaces in New Zealand are working healthier and safer. Their site helps employers create a health and safety plan for their specific industry as well as help to identify potential risks for their employees. 

 

Work Safe New Zealand are also focused on reducing the disproportionate levels of harm facing Māori in our workplaces by the year 2025.