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It is a legal requirement that you enter into an employment agreement with your staff. And now there is a free online tool designed to help you comply with the law.

New Zealand hasn’t had a unionised workforce for a number of decades so it has been difficult to produce agreements by sneakily using union agreements as a template.

For many small business owners that has resulted in having to fork out legal fees to ensure compliance.

The New Zealand government has now launched an online tool that asks the questions, you fill in the gaps and, a priest do, you have a compliant employment agreement.

The online wizard is available right now and you can find it at https://eab.business.govt.nz/employmentagreementbuilder/startscreen

The information in this article is indicative of NZ tax rules and changes and not intended to be complete for all intents or purposes and does not constitute advice. It is recommended that you obtain professional advice, suited to your particular circumstances, from us before acting on anything you read.