Employment Law: A Brief Guide to Termination

All work is meant to be fair as established by NZ law. Everything about your work is set by law to be most fair to both parties in a business, service or other occupation. It will be great for you to know the rules, and your rights and obligations under this law, no matter if you are an employee or employer.

Scope of the Law

A brief rundown of the employment law covers several aspects of work. It includes employment agreements, or contracts, especially in their written form. The employment law also covers trial periods, leaves, holidays, working parents, health and safety, wages and deductions, discrimination and harassment, and employment termination.

Employee Termination

Here, you will find a short guide to employment termination. Employments can end in several ways. You can resign or retire if you are an employee. You can also undergo constructive dismissal. On an employer’s end, you can dismiss an employee for various reasons.

Termination Notice

Two of the common threads which tie different kinds of termination together are notices and final payments. In resignation or retirement, you can give notice to your employer about your leaving. An expert from I.R.Thompson Associates Ltd says that in the dismissal and in the redundancy process, you can give notice to your employee about termination unless immediate and unexpected termination is done due to serious misconduct.

Final Pay

The final pay is another thing that both employee and employer must work out. In all kinds of employment termination, you can pay your employee for wages still owed up until the last day of that employee’s work. As an employee, you can expect and make sure that your final pay includes all wages owed to you, including holiday pay and such.

Whether you are an employee or an employer, you can consult with consulting services that advise you about employment law such as the redundancy process. Again, it is, daresay, essential that you know about employment law to know what is due you, if you are an employee, and to know what your responsibilities are if you are an employer.