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Your employment rights


Your employment rights

As an employee you have minimum employment rights. An employer cannot offer you any less than those minimum right, even if you are a migrant and you agree to it.

As an employee you have the right to:

  • Paid annual and public holidays
  • Other leave, such as sick or bereavement leave
  • Rest and meal breaks
  • At least the minimum wage
  • A written employment contract
  • A safe workplace

You can find out more about your employment rights on the Employment New Zealand website. It has information in 14 languages and an online course where you can learn more.