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Employment agreements

Every employee must have a written employment agreement. It can be either an individual agreement or a collective agreement (one involving a union).

There are things that must be included in employment agreements by law.  More information is available on the Ministry’s website, which also has a free online employment agreement builder (www.dol.govt.nz/agreementbuilder).

Minimum employment rights must be met regardless of whether or not they are included in an employment agreement or if the agreement states something less than a minimum entitlement.

More information on employment agreements