Employees – What are we allowed?
When asking Kiwis what their entitlements are when it comes to annual leave, holidays and resignation, the responses are generally vague. Government statistics show that over 50% of working Kiwis have held their current employment position for less than 18 months, therefore, it is imperative for them to be familiar with employment law and employee rights.
An Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) generally allows employees to resign at any point in employment given they provide notice of resignation (“Notice”). Notice can be
given in the manner specified in the Agreement or in writing at a minimum. When resigning there are various options available; however, for the purposes of this article, two options are discussed in detail: Gardening Leave, or an Agreement. First, employees may take what is often known as Gardening Leave.