Managing changes to employment agreements
Under the Employment Relations Act, every employee has a written employment agreement, which can be individual or collective. Where current employment agreements do not specifically outline holiday and leave provisions, or if they refer to leave in general terms, the entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003, as amended by the Holidays Amendment Act 2010, apply unless a new agreement with better provisions has been negotiated and agreed.
To assist employers, employees and unions in reviewing employment agreements, the Department of Labour has an on-line individual employment agreement tool containing the minimum conditions required and other entitlements that are frequently included in agreements. This can be customised for the needs of each workplace.
Use our Employment Agreement Builder or calling us free on 0800 20 90 20.