Employment Relations

Last updated: 17 June 2011

This page lists the tools technologies and information needed to make the Public Service a good place to work.

The Public Service needs to attract and retain highly skilled workers from an increasingly diverse and mobile labour market. Therefore the State Services Commission needs to ensure that the Public Service is well positioned to attract and retain a diverse and capable workforce. See the Resources section below for related information on this website.

Information on employment legislation: Information on the Employment Relations Act 2000 and related legislation and on minimum employment rights in New Zealand can be accessed through the Department of Labour website at http://dol.govt.nz/er/index.asp. The site contains useful guides to key employment processes, including collective and individual bargaining and minimum holiday and other leave entitlements, and also a link to the employment law database where copies of decisions of the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court can be accessed. 

See www.legislation.govt.nz for copies of the Employment Relations Act 2000 and all other New Zealand statutes.