Employment Legislation

This course will cover key requirements of core legislation that govern the employment relationship. Anyone who employs staff needs to have a sound understanding of the rights and responsibilities involved in the employment relations area.

Relevant to: Course length: Eligible for assistance?
Payroll and HR Professionals 
Managers and supervisors 
Business owners responsible
for employing staff 
New or existing team leader 
New or existing supervisor 
One day NZTE Capability
Development voucher applies

Session Topics

  • Employment Relations Act 2000
  • What is an employment relationship?
  • Good faith
  • Types of employment agreements
  • Collective bargaining
  • Union rights and obligations
  • Employment Relationship Problems
  • Holidays Act 2003
  • Types of leave entitlements
  • Summary of calculation formulas„
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Human Rights Act 1993
  • Prohibited grounds of discrimination
  • Best practice and avoiding claims
  • Privacy Act 1993
  • General obligations
  • Gathering and holding information for employment purposes
  • Enforcement
  • Minimum Wage Act 1983
  • Minimum Rates
  • Enforcement
  • Wages Protection Act 1983
  • Obligations
  • Over payments
  • Deductions
  • KiwiSaver Act 2006
  • Application
  • Contribution obligations for employers and employees
  • Enforcement
  • Your Learning Outcomes

    Afterwards, you'll be able to…

    • Increase understanding of core legal responsibilities in the employment relations area
    • An awareness of various rights and entitlements under the legislation
    • Improve decision making by ensuring there is a sound understanding of obligations
    • Reduce the risk of challenges for non-compliance with legislative requirements
    • Identification of risk areas in applying the legislation and possible solutions
    • Practical application of the legislation to common employment situations


    One day course, 9am – 4pm

    Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

    Course Details

    Date Time City Venue
    11 Aug 2021 9am – 4pm Napier Business Hub
    18 Aug 2021 9am – 4pm New Plymouth Auto Lodge Motor Inn
    30 Sep 2021 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
    11 Nov 2021 9am – 4pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House


    Prices indicated are per person.

    Members: $449 + GST

    Non Members: $649 + GST


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    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 10 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.