Working in New Zealand - What You Need To Know

All employees in New Zealand are protected by New Zealand employment law. This includes the right to have a written employment contract specifying your employee duties and the terms of your employment; wages at no less than the legal minimum pay rate; rest and meal breaks during your work day, annual leave, public holidays and sick leave. You are entitled to receive fair treatment, training and support, and to a safe workplace where you are protected from discrimination because of your age, any disability, ethnicity or religious beliefs.

Use the following links to learn essential employment information so you understand your rights and obligations, and the law in New Zealand.

Before Starting Work

Key Employment Law and Information


Health and Safety in the Workplace

Last updated:  19th August 2020

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