In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been fined for failing to provide the employee with a written employment agreement.

The law now requires that all employment agreements are in writing, that a signed copy is provided to the employee and a signed copy is kept on file.  Also a copy of every draft given to an employee must be retained by the employer.

A failure to do so may result in a fine being imposed as well as whatever other damages might be awarded (in this case unpaid holiday pay and compensation for hurt and humiliation).  If you need help getting your employment agreements in order give me a call on (04) 473 6850.