Dairy Farm Employment Compliance and Effectiveness

The government’s Labour Inspectorate has just concluded a review of 44 farms nationwide in relation to their employment law compliance. 31 farms were found to have breached at least one law, and on average over 2. While farms are generally given 28 days to comply, the cost of not doing so is up to $20,000 for a company. The major source of non-compliance is in the area of wage and time records, but wage rates, leave and stat days and the existence of employment agreements all featured.

Employment practices are not just about compliance, however. Many of them seem a pain, but in reality can help you manage your staff better and increase the length of time employees stay with you.

Essential HR can not only provide a quick solution for you that will avoid the sort of penalties the Inspectorate can impose but also help you provide an environment that employees will want to work in. We have documentation that is specifically designed for use on farms, including a self-check questionnaire. Give us a call.

Need help managing staff?

Mike has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. I can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

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