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New Employment Agreements for 2022


The Employment Contracts Creator (ECC) is a PC based software package which enables you to create your employment contracts with ease. Starting with a comprehensive contract, simply 'untick' any clauses you don't want, complete the Personal Terms schedule using our wizard, and the software does the rest for you.
ECC is your complete tool for creating every type of employment contract. Designed specifically for the New Zealand market under the Employment Relations Act.

Employment Agreement templates include :
  • Full length - permanent full time
  • Full length - permanent part time
  • Full length - fixed term
  • Casual employment
  • Employee handbook
  • Contractors agreements - For Service & Labour only
  • Variation Agreement

A new version of the ECC has been developed following changes in legislation, case law and best practices. Our in-house legal team has modified our Individual Employment Agreements to accommodate these changes and provide the best protection for business owners.

The Updates

Legal content changes; 
  • Sick Leave
  • Government MSD/IRD subsidy application
  • Continous Employment definition
  • Failure to work notice period - employer compensation
  • Deduction schedule
  • Jury Service non payment
  • Public Holiday and Alternative Holidays
  • Staff image IP approval
  • Easter Sunday - non work day
  • Minimum wage
Previous updates;
  • Rest and Meal Breaks
  • Domestic Violence Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Pandemics
  • Force Majeure
  • Employee Protection Provision
  • Vulnerable Employee definition
  • Privacy Act 2020
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • "Rain offs" - natural disasters

Functionality updates

  • Personal Terms Schedule Wizard
  • Job Descriptions Builder
  • Updated document interface
  • Online Electronic signing of Agreements (web version)

The Labour Government has come through on a lot of their promisies around increasing minimum standards for employees in the last couple of years despite the pandemic. Much has changed legislatively, in case law, and in our recommended best business practices.

Ensure you are using the latest Employment Agreement templates, not free ones from the Government, but ones designed by Employers for Employers.

Job Descriptions Builder

In addition to the database of Job Descriptions there is now also a template builder to assist the user in building their own. The builder provides a structured framework guiding the user through the common elements to a job description and stores your documents for use with your Agreements or you can download to MS Word®.

New and updated Letters

Letters of offer and confirmation of employment now have options for conditional offers, ie. to make offers of employment based upon a candidate attaining/acheiving certain criteria. There is also a new Industry Training Bond as well as a standard training bond agreement to be used if the Employer wishes to bond an Employee to re-payments if they resign after the company pays for certain industry training or qualifications.

Also it is important that job candidates complete some sort of pre-employment questionnaire. If something transpires later in the employment relationship which they failed to disclose earlier, you need to be able to prove it was asked. Included in the latest version is out recommended Pre-Employment Questionnaire.