65 Form and content of individual employment agreement

(1)

The individual employment agreement of an employee

(a)

must be in writing; and

(b)

may contain such terms and conditions as the employee and employer think fit.

(2)

However, the individual employment agreement—

(a)

must include—

(i)

the names of the employee and employer concerned; and

(ii)

a description of the work to be performed by the employee; and

(iii)

an indication of where the employee is to perform the work; and

(iv)

any agreed hours of work specified in accordance with section 67C or, if no hours of work are agreed, an indication of the arrangements relating to the times the employee is to work; and

(v)

the wages or salary payable to the employee; and

(vi)

a plain language explanation of the services available for the resolution of employment relationship problems, including a reference to the period of 90 days in section 114 within which a personal grievance must be raised; and

(b)

must not contain anything—

(i)

contrary to law; or

(ii)

inconsistent with this Act.

(3)

[Repealed]

(4)

An employer who fails to comply with this section is liable, in an action brought by a Labour Inspector or the employee concerned, to a penalty imposed by the Authority.

Section 65 heading: replaced, on 6 March 2015, by section 20(1) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).

Section 65(1): amended, on 6 March 2015, by section 20(2) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).

Section 65(2)(a)(iv): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 8(1) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 9).

Section 65(3): repealed, on 6 March 2015, by section 20(3) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).

Section 65(4): added, on 1 April 2011, by section 12 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).

Section 65(4): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 8(2) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 9).