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Employment Law Made Easy (September 2017)

Employment Law Made Easy (September 2017)

Sherridan Cook (Ed.); Jillian Stewart; Daniel McGivern, 2017

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Simplifying employment law. Keeping people informed. Making it easy!


Format: Paperback


A clear understanding of employment law is essential for every business and organisation that employs staff. Both employers and employees have legal obligations and rights. Failure to comply with employment law can have serious consequences for both parties.

Employment Law Made Easy is an indispensable resource for businesses and organisations, alerting them to employment law issues that can arise at any time.

This practical guide covers everything from entering into employment agreements to terminating them, and the steps in between. Whether it is the law relating to holiday and leave entitlements, remuneration and breaks, or employment conflict resolution, this guide covers it.

Employment Law Made Easy sets out the practical essentials of employment law in New Zealand to help you avoid potential legal issues.

By improving understanding, Employment Law Made Easy assists employers and managers to comply with their legal obligations.


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Consultant Editor

Sherridan Cook is a partner at Buddle Findlay. He has specialised in employment law for over 20 years. He enjoys advising on all aspects of the employment relationship, providing strategic industrial relations advice and assisting in resolving contentious employment matters, including personal grievances and confidentiality and restraint of trade disputes, together with health and safety compliance and prosecutions.


Jillian Stewart (LLB) was formerly a solicitor with Chapman Tripp, an executive at TVNZ and a business law lecturer at AUT University. Jillian is an experienced company director and co-founder of MyLawGuide and Dacreed.

Daniel McGivern (BCom/LLB(Hons)) has an honours degree in law and commerce from the University of Auckland and has considerable experience in legal research.

Table of Contents

Overview of legislation
Employment relationships
Duty of good faith
Independent contractors
Employment agreements

Individual employment agreements
Collective agreements
Agreed hours of work
Availability provisions
Shift work
Secondary employment
Probationary and trial periods
Policies and procedures
Types of employment
Flexible working
Conditions of employment and remuneration
Hours of work
Wages and salary
Holidays and leave
Minimum entitlement
Annual holidays
Public holidays
Sick leave and bereavement leave
Parental leave
Training leave
Strikes and lockouts

Poor performance
Restructuring and redundancy
Employer insolvency
Resignation and retirement
Conflict resolution
Industry training and apprenticeships

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