In a recent Employment Relations Authority case upholding a personal grievance the ERA has penalised the employer $1,000 and ordered that sum to be paid to the employee.

Every employment agreement must be in writing and the employer must give a signed copy to the employee and keep a signed copy on file.  In addition a copy of every draft given to the employee must be kept on file.

A failure to do so can be expensive…

If you need help putting employment agreements into place we can provide templates that cover full time, casual, part-time, fixed term and trial employees.  Give me a call on (04) 473 6850.