If you have employees, then you have obligations to those employees to maintain compliance with employment law. Non-compliance with employment laws (or with immigration or health and safety laws) can have negative consequences for you and your business. For example, you and/or your business could be fined and have to pay heavy penalties, lose or not get a liquor licence, not be able to hire migrants, and in very serious cases, even go to prison.
We know the great majority of employers want to do the right thing for their employees and run their businesses legally. Successful business owners know that when employees are treated well, with respect, dignity, and in good faith, their business will become more productive and profitable, and employees will stay longer, reducing recruitment costs and at-work training time.
You can be proactive in minimising risks of labour non-compliance issues in your business by educating your managers and workers around their employment rights and obligations.
Making sure your staff are aware of their employment responsibilities and rights is important so they are in a good position to ensure your business’s ethics and aims are promoted and implemented correctly. You can achieve this by providing work-based learning and development in line with the laws of the location you operate in, such as:
For companies operating in New Zealand, Employment NZ have developed a range of online courses to educate both employers and employees on their rights and obligations. These courses can be accessed by creating a free account on the Employment Learning Modules site and you can also create an account on behalf of your business so you can register, monitor, and report on your staff users. To create an administration account, email your request to Employment New Zealand via the contact form.
These courses are also available on the Intuto platform. If you're an existing customer, simply email a member of our team and we can add them to your site. If you're interested in using the courses at your organisation, but are not yet a customer of ours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how Intuto can work for you!
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