Whether staff are full time, part time or casual employees, it
is important that a written agreement is not only in place, but
that it complies with the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Employers must by law:
• have employment agreements for all their
• retain signed copies of employees' employment
• give employees a copy, whether the employee
asks for one or not.
If an employer does not have a copy of an employment agreement
they may be liable for a fine imposed by the Employment Relations
Authority of up to $10,000 for individuals and $20,000 for
If you are an employer and any of your employees don't have an
employment agreement, now would be a good time to put one in