Why you need one
You wouldn’t dream of driving your car without a warrant of fitness, or running your computer network without updated antivirus software. Yet the cost to your business of an outdated employment agreement may be many times that of the average “fender bender”. Employment law certainly isn’t standing still, and ex-employees with an axe to grind are better informed than ever.
Like any other contractual document, employment agreements need to be periodically reviewed to ensure they are fit and working as intended. Employers can’t afford to leave themselves vulnerable and all too often ignore the issue until it is too late. Understandably, many employers don’t want to pay for a costly review, particularly if the result is only cosmetic changes are needed.
We believe there is a better way.
What is a compliance certificate?
A compliance certificate is a legal advice as to whether the individual employment agreement complies with the minimum requirements for employment agreements set out in the Employment Relations Act 2000 and Holidays Act 2003. If the agreement fails to comply with any of the essential terms it will “fail” its compliance certificate.
Because it is concerned with compliance, it can be a low-cost means of finding out whether your existing agreements are in need of an overhaul.
What is involved?
Bartlett Law will review the individual employment agreement and will consider whether the agreement complies with the minimum legislative requirements.
Bartlett Law will provide you with a compliance certificate indicating either a “pass” or a “fail” result in over 50 distinct categories. While comments and recommendations may be made within the certificate, these will be brief.
If further work is required, the compliance certificate will draw your attention to it.
What does it cost?
For a standard individual employment agreement a compliance certificate will cost $300.00 plus GST.
Contact us for more information.