NZ Employment Law Essentials for Recruiters

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NZ Employment Law Essentials for Recruiters

NZ Employment Law Essentials for Recruiters


Complying with employment law is no joke, being compliant is not only good business practice but foremost enables recruiters to be confidant and handle conversations had with clients and candidates.  The objective of this plan to learn program is to ensure recruiters know their responsibilities across the following basics:

Discrimination:  Human Rights Act 1993

  • Laws relating to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity
  • What are the behaviours that constitute discrimination within recruitment & staffing?
  • What are the steps to take when faced with workplace discrimination ?

Vaccines & the Workplace

  • Current law and work sectors that require Covid 19 vaccination 
  • Vaccination status in the recruitment process i.e., job briefs, screening, interviewing
  • Responsibilities for recruitment and staffing professionals to remain lawful

Employment Agreements/Contracts

  • Types of employment agreements
  • Conditions set out in agreements/contracts and the broader conditions that may effect on-hire / perm workers
Please note: Session Time is 11.00am - 1.00pm NZDT


This training program is intended as a guide only and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.

Specific advice should always be sought before relying on any aspect of the content of the learning material presented and or associated learning material shared. RCSA will not be liable for any damages, losses or causes of action of any nature arising from the use of learning resources or any information contained herein.

Meet the facilitator: Vaughan Grainer


Vaughan is an internationally experienced HR Manager who has worked in Australasia/New Zealand, the Middle East and South Africa for organisations sized between 180 and 17,000. Vaughan is now Wellington based and is a sole practitioner and has led teams ranging from 5 to 47 HR staff. Also founded and led a successful multi-city HR consultancy for over 6 years providing operational, change, diversity and strategic advice to companies ranging from 3 staff, to international blue chip organisations.

Vaughan’s strengths lie in the distillation of corporate strategy into measurable outcomes; enhancement of performance through coaching and mentoring, and in building and optimizing HR frameworks for improved business partnering. I am strongly commercial, highly skilled in strategy, recruitment, performance, payroll, ER, policy and process and in aligning values and behaviour (culture enhancement).

RCSA Learning and Development Partner: ELMO

ELMO (ASX:ELO) is Australia and New Zealand’s only integrated cloud HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance solution. ELMO is ISO 27001:2013 certified and our UTS partnership affirms our solutions are at the forefront of predictive analytics. We provide innovative technology to more than 1500 organisations across APAC, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people from one platform, with a single dashboard, and reporting suite.


  • Interactive and engaging 2-hour video workshop series delivered using Zoom
  • Comprehensive digital workbook for each session

Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Video Workshops are not recorded and any no-shows will be deemed non-refundable
  • Workshop joining links are emailed to participants no later than 48 hours prior to live event
  • The event is governed by the RCSA Booking Terms & Condition

For More Information:

RCSA Learning & Development
Members within Australia call 1300 727 504
Members within New Zealand call toll free + 0800 441 904
E: [email protected]                   
Thursday, 21 July 2022
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Mem Price: 270.25 NZD incl GST

Non-Mem Price: 540.50 NZD incl GST
2 CPD Hours

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