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Half a million employment agreements, lots of happy business

9 March 2019

Three years, half a million employment agreements, lots of happy businesses

Business.govt.nz’s free Employment Agreement Builder has been used to create more than 600,000 agreements since its launch three years ago, saving small businesses time, money and making it easy to comply with the law.

Head of business.govt.nz Matt Kennedy-Good says: “Businesses want to make sure their employment agreements reflect the employment law changes that came into force this month.

“Employment agreements form the basis of a good employment relationship. A well written agreement helps the employee and employer to know what is expected from them and what they’re entitled to. It provides guidance on what to do in various situations, helps avoid misunderstandings and resolve issues.

“Our free tool helps employers, especially small businesses, get this right, saving them time and money,” Mr Kennedy-Good says.

Dunedin pharmacy chain owner, Chin Nan Loh, says the tool has probably saved him huge hassles and thousands of dollars.

“It’s quick and easy to use and gives me the confidence that I’m protecting my staff and my business,” says Mr Loh, owner of Antidote pharmacies.

“The guides are designed well enough, that even for a mature business like us, it still gives a starting point to develop a more comprehensive agreement.

“It is a good ‘go-to’ for our managers that are keen to develop more managerial skills.”
On average, employers have used one agreement template for other employees at least five times and gave the tool a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating.

Check the Employment Agreement Builder here.

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