Employment Contracts

Wanting information about employment contracts NZ. You may be offered a fixed term or casual contract. Legally you should always sign a contract before you start a job. A contract is important because it outlines the expectation of the employers and makes sure you are very clear about your pay, your holidays, your hours of work, your sick leave etc.

Chances are you will be offered a contract for a fixed term or casual work. A fixed term contract means that you will be employed for an agreed period of time (say from Dec 1st to Feb 28th) or on an as needed basis which would be casual employment. The Department of Labour outlines everything you need to know about employment contracts here.