Having a hard time working through staff disputes? Employment NZ’s mediators offer a range of high-quality mediation and case management services to help work through disputes and employment relationship breakdowns.
Considering redundancies? Make sure you follow the workplace change process to reduce the risk of a personal grievance. Redundancy should only happen after all redeployment options have been exhausted. Head to Employment NZ or Wolters Kluwer HR resources for more information.
Workers on call? Remember zero-hour contracts no longer exist.
If you plan to have staff on call, you must:
- give them at least some guaranteed hours of work
- specify the notice period that applies to the cancellation of a shift, and
- provide reasonable compensation for time on-call or when a shift is cancelled outside the notice period.