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The Importance of Good Record Keeping

This course will provide you with a Step by Step guide on Record Keeping and how to avoid hefty fines.

The of the biggest mistakes that employers commonly make is not ensuring that they have the right Record Keeping processes in place. In recent times, this has resulted in many kiwi businesses hitting the headlines and paying hefty Labour Inspectorate fines.

Last year 72% of businesses were fined by the Labour Inspectors. As a result, the Labour Inspectors have warned employers – “KEEP RECORDS OR FACE FINES”.

Just ONE mistake, such as a missing employee record, could cost your business thousands of $$$ in fines! Penalties for poor record keeping start at $1,000 and can reach up to $20,000. These are not small sums of money. Could your business afford to receive a $20,000 bill?

It can also impact an employers ability to hire new staff, and land your business on a public ‘name and shame’ list published by the Labour Inspectors?

Apart from the threat of a Labour Inspector, good record keeping has many other benefits:

  • Helps to build a relationship of trust with your employees
  • Safeguards you in case of an employee dispute
  • Ensures you are meeting your obligations as an employer by giving your employees the correct entitlements

What is this course about?

It can be an imposing task to update your records if you don’t know what they should contain. Don’t waste time blindly working on your records. This course outlines what to do to get your records compliant with New Zealand employment record keeping legislation.

The course contains practical modules with videos and workbooks. Those modules are:

  • Why Record Keeping is Important: how to avoid fines and penalties
  • What Records Need to be Kept: with exact directions on each piece of information required
  • Record Keeping Case Study: a practical look at how you should be keeping your records

As you work through the course, you can update your records as you go. This will give you certainty that your employment records meet the legislative requirements, and you will be able to use these new practices going forward.

This course is delivered to you by HR experts and therefore, we don't just give you the theory but we also give you recommendations on how to safeguard your business moving forward.




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Your Instructor


Thai-Anh Cooper
Thai-Anh Cooper

Thai-Anh Cooper (nee Tran) has an extensive background in HR. Thai- Anh's knowledge is supported with over 13 years’ experience in corporate HR so you can be sure your business is in the right hands.

Also with past experience as the owner/operator of multi site Cafes, Thai-Anh not only understands the pressure associated with getting your HR procedures right, she fully understands the pressure of being a small business/franchise owner.

in2HR was created so small to medium sized businesses and franchises can have the full expertise of a corporate HR department at lower cost. With employment law become tougher and tougher for employers, in2HR makes HR simple for franchisees and business owners through being a reliable partner and extension of your business so that you are always supported. Step in2HR today and keep your business on the right side of employment law.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months across any and all devices you own.
What will I get out of this course?
At the completion of this course you will understand your employer obligations on record keeping so that you can safeguard your business and avoid fines from the labour inspectors.
Can all my staff complete this course?
Yes, we recommend that you put as may of your team through this training as possible so that they are aware of their employer obligations. However, each person will need to sign up separately. Sharing of accounts is prohibited.
Can I afford to take this course?
Let me put it this way - you can't afford not to sign up to this course. Through completing this course you will have the knowledge to keep your business on the right side of the law, which in turn will help you to avoid hefty fines from the Labour Inspectors.
Do I need to get legal advice from my lawyer?
The materials that are provided in this course are general guidelines for employers and is not intended as legal advice. In2HR is not a substitute for legal counsel. It is important that you seek advice specific to your circumstances.

Safeguard your business TODAY by enroling into this course and don't let your business be the next headline!



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