Employee rights

Find information and support available to you as an employee.

Employment e-learning modules

Employment New Zealand

Learn about important employment information – it is free to access.

What it's about

The modules give an overview of some of the minimum rights and responsibilities that apply by law in New Zealand.

Who it's for

It’s for employers and employees.

What it offers

The modules will give you information in 5 different languages about employment law and get you thinking about your rights and responsibilities.

Leave and holiday guide

Employment New Zealand

Online guide to help you understand minimum leave and holiday entitlements.

What it's about

This guide provides information about your minimum leave and holiday legal entitlements.

Who it's for

It’s for employers and employees.

What it offers

Use this guide to get an overview of leave and holidays entitlements information.

Minimum rights of employees guide

Employment New Zealand

Learn about minimum employment rights. The information is available in different languages.

What it's about

Information on minimum employment rights and responsibilities is available in a range of languages. The minimum rights of an employee are the responsibility of your employer.

Who it's for

This information is for anyone wanting to know about minimum employment rights.

What it offers

Knowing and understanding the minimum rights will help protect employees at work.

Weekly compensation

Accident Compensation Corporation

Find out how you can still have an income while you’re recovering from an ACC injury.

What it's about

ACC will pay your income as weekly compensation if you’re unable to work because of an injury they're covering. This means you'll still get paid while you recover.

Who it's for

People who are employed and have an injury covered by ACC.

What it offers

ACC will pay up to 80% of your income.

Parental leave eligibility tool

Employment New Zealand

This tool can help you determine if you or your partner are entitled to parental leave.

What it's about

You may be able to take leave from work to care for your new child. To take parental leave you must meet either the six or twelve month criteria. You can now calculate how much parental leave you or your partner are entitled to by using the parental leave eligibility tool.

Who it's for

This tool is for employees looking to apply for parental leave.

What it offers

This will help you determine if you or your partner are entitled to parental leave.

Employment Mediation Service

Employment New Zealand

Use Employment New Zealand’s free mediation service to resolve employment relationship problem in a confidential manner.

What it's about

Employment New Zealand provides a free mediation service to help employers and employees resolve their employment relationship problems in a confidential manner.

Who it's for

Anyone involved in an employment problem, including migrants, students, people on temporary working visas, contractors and representatives.

What it offers

Mediators can assist employers and employees to find their own solution to employment relationship problems.

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