Employment law workshop: supplementary information

Supplementary information following the Employment Law Workshop held in Cambridge on 8 September 2017, relating to paid rest breaks and piece rates, zero-hours contracts, and payment of public/statutory holidays for casual staff.

Keep Safe, Keep Growing

Horticulture New Zealand has teamed up with WorkSafe New Zealand to create a health and safety toolkit specifically designed for horticulture businesses.

Korea Market Report: Fruit and Vegetables

This report has been produced by MFAT and NZTE staff of the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul to outline market opportunities generated by the Korea-NZ Free Trade Agreement since its entry into force in December 2015.

Seasonal Employment Agreement for Horticulture Workers

Horticulture New Zealand have put together this Seasonal Employment Agreement for horticulture workers, so growers can easily draft employment agreements for their seasonal pickers and pruners.

Food Safety Law Reform Bill Submission

Horticulture New Zealand, supported by 12 grower groups has made a submission on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill to the Primary Production Select Committee. HortNZ has requested to appear before the select committee to speak to the submission. The Bill makes improvements and enhancements to three Acts governing the food safety system. The select committee’s report is due by 16 February 2017.

The submission strongly supports measures to ensure food safety, but says that this needs to be balanced with the importance of keeping compliance costs in check by aligning the existing certification schemes, and by maintaining regulator / business confidentiality.