Department of labour launches a new information tool
The Department of Labour today launched a new information tool about employment relations and health and safety for small business owners and self-employed people.
Infozone: Business Essentials is a web resource which provides simple, straightforward downloadable templates, documents and spreadsheets to enable people to generate their own information and data for use and future reference. This includes schedules, registers, employment agreements, self-assessments and action plans.
Department of Labour Acting Group Manager Information and Promotion, Tony Waldegrave says Infozone: Business Essentials is a first stop for small business owners.
“It explains the basics of employment relations and health and safety regulations so business owners can see how these things are done. There are also links to more detailed information,” Mr Waldegrave says.
“There are minimum obligations that every business or self-employed person must meet and this web resource provides small business owners and self-employed people with the information they need to get these right”.
“Employing people can be challenging. Infozone: Business Essentials takes business owners through correct employment procedures step by step for hiring, managing and paying people, with templates and a calculator to help”.
Mr Waldegrave says business owners are responsible not only for the health and safety of employees but also of everyone who comes to the workplace. Infozone: Business Essentials sets out key health and safety requirements to enable them to meet those obligations.
To access Infozone: Business Essentials go to – http://dol.govt.nz/infozone/businessessentials/