Mathieson’s help you with Employment Law

Are you compliant with New Zealand Employment Law?

Keeping up with the latest changes in Employment Law can be a challenge, especially when you are busy running your business. It can mean you don’t become aware of issues until they’re serious enough to create significant financial and reputational risks for your organisation.

You want to concentrate on what you do best – running your business – so we offer practical assistance and technical expertise to help ensure your human resource management (HR) and employment law issues are dealt with quickly and cost effectively.

With Mathieson’s HR and Employment Law expertise, we keep you up to date and protect your business for the future.

Get clear advice on HR and Employment Law, from recruitment to employment agreements and compliance documentation, all the way to representing you in an employment dispute.

Simply complete and send our assessment questionnaire below and HR specialist Lynda Mathieson HRINZ will be in touch for a free consultation.

Terms and Conditions of Engagement

1. Do you issue all employees with a written Employment Agreement (Terms and Conditions of employment) prior to starting employment?

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2. Are you satisfied that the written Employment Agreement provides you with adequate protection as an employer? (For example do you have the clause relating to the 90 day trial periods and does the wording meet the criteria for it to be effective?)

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3. Are you confident that your written employment contract conforms with current legislation? (For example does it incorporate disciplinary and grievance arrangements?)

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Policies and Procedures

4. Do you have an Employee Handbook covering basic and important arrangements regarding employment? (For example general expectations of an employee, policies covering your organisation's disciplinary rules, disciplinary procedure; a grievance procedure; diversity; health and safety; drug and alcohol policy)

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5. Are you satisfied that the policies in your Employee Handbook are up to date?

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HR Record Keeping

6. Do you keep copies of all signed mandatory and best practice forms (IRD tax code, Kiwi Saver Opt In or Opt Out, Emergency contact details)

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7. Do you keep a record of employee wages, performance reviews, sickness, holiday leave application forms (including declined leave applications, emergency, and other leave?

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8. Do you obtain your employee's authorization to pay wages into a specific bank account?

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Recruitment

9. Do you produce job descriptions for the recruitment process?

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10. Are you satisfied that you always appoint people who match the job requirements?

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11. Do you verify the successful candidate's suitability, for example by checking qualifications, taking up employment references, obtaining a criminal conviction check?

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12. Do you verify employees' eligibility to work in NZ?

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Pay and Benefits

13. Do you pay the or above the minimum wage?

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Development

14. Do your staff regularly participate in performance reviews?

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15. Are you confident that you/your managers can confidently deal with all aspects of staff management, for example manage poor performance or great performance?

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Disciplinary Management

16. Are there any staff issues/concerns that you would like advice on?

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If yes, provide brief details



17. Are you confident in your/your manager’s knowledge to carry out a robust disciplinary process for all levels of employee Misconduct?

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18. Do you have a compliant Health and Safety policy in place?

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19. Are you confident in your knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

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HR Strategy and Planning

20. Are you clear about the skills, organisation culture and dynamics of the team you require in order to achieve your business plan?

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21. Are you considering changes within your team structure? For example redundancy, restructuring of roles, recruitment

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22. Are you confident that if a Department of Labour Inspector carried out an audit for employment compliance, your business would meet their satisfaction?

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