You do not have to accept a trial period. If you agree, this must be part of your signed written employment contract before you start working. If you want to negotiate, talk to your employer before signing the agreement. Some of your main workers` rights are covered on this page. For more information on the current minimum wage and your labour rights, visit the Employment New Zealand website. It contains information in 14 languages and a free online course to inform you of your minimum rights. Visit our Employment Contract Creator (Link leaves this page) for sample clauses of things you must include in employment contracts and clauses of examples of things that you should or could include in an employment contract. Employers and unions must be in good faith with each other in negotiating collective agreements, which means not making mistakes or making mutual mistakes. Our employment contract manufacturer can inform you of mandatory and optional clauses.
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