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Employment Law for Small Business

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  • Fri 9 Mar ’12, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 27 Jul ’12, 8:30am – 4:30pm


Manukau Institute of Technology, Corner of Manukau Station Road & Davies Avenue, Manukau City


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Course Fee: $450.50

Employment contracts can seem fraught with risks to your business. Explore employment law in detail and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to minimise that risk by attending this Employment Law for Small Business course.

You’ll examine recruitment, employment agreements, current legislation, bargaining, restructuring and resolution of disputes in a practical and interactive one-day format.

The employment relationship:
- Key terms and definitions;
- Recruitment;
- Employment agreements.

- The Employment Relations Act;
- The Holidays Act;
- Wages Protection Act;
- Health and Safety in the Employment Act.

- Collective bargaining;
- Strikes;
- Good faith;
- Collective agreements.

Restructuring and redundancy:
- Why firms restructure;
- Restructure and redundancy process.

Problems and disputes:
- Introduction to problems and disputes;
- Disciplinary process;
- Personal grievance process;
- Dispute resolution processes.

At the end of this MIT Business Course for SMEs you will:
- Understand the principles and documentation of the employment relationship;
- Have examined current legislation and its impact on the employment relationship;
- Have discussed the collective bargaining process as part of a real-life case study;
- Understand more fully how to manage a restructure and/or the redundancy process;
- Know how to correctly prepare for both a disciplinary process and a personal grievance process;
- Have developed an employment action plan for your business with key tasks and deadlines.

Training style:
- Presented by industry expert;
- Real-life case studies;
- Group discussion;
- Action planning for your business with in-class feedback;
- Post-course follow-up.

Phone 0800 SKILL UP (754 5587) or email businesstraining@manukau.ac.nz to register.

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