7.5 Hours CPD

Employment law in New Zealand is complex, and all managers and team leaders should understand how to comply with lawful duties and maintain productive working relationships.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to comply with employment laws in New Zealand to be a best practice employer.

Presented by an experienced employment lawyer, this practical course provides a comprehensive overview of employment laws in New Zealand, from hiring through termination, and everything in between.

Through discussion and case scenarios, you will find out how to reduce the risk of personal grievances and resolve employment relationship problems.

You will also discover how to manage staff relationships with confidence through activities and learning about case law.

You Will Learn:

  • Identify how to comply with the duty to ‘act in good faith’ as a manager
  • Apply fair and reasonable decisions in management to reduce the risk of personal grievances
  • Explore how to lawfully recruit the right staff and follow fair selection processes
  • Identify how to interview job applicants so you comply with human rights and privacy laws
  • Apply best practice when offering staff employment
  • Identify staff entitlements to holidays and leave and manage staff requests for leave
  • Explain the difference between ‘poor performance’ and ‘misconduct’
  • List key requirements in managing poor performance
  • Identify a fair and reasonable disciplinary process for misconduct
  • Manage proper process in investigation and disciplinary meetings
  • Explore processes for resolving employment relationship problem

This Course is For

This course is designed for professionals in management and team leader positions, and for any managers and HR professionals who wish to maintain productive employment relationships. This course focuses on how to reduce the risk of any legal claims and apply best practice.

Course Format

Employment Law for Managers is a 7.5 hour course, facilitated online.  Concepts and case law will be introduced and explained, then applied through scenarios and discussions.  Real-time interactions including group activities, polls and Q&As will allow you to connect and ask questions throughout the course.