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Farm business operations demand sound legal, fit for purpose contracts and agreements. Federated Farmers has developed industry leading documents with the help of experienced farming leaders, real farmers, farm consultants, mediators and legal advisors. Our expert panels and thousands of farmers use our range of proven business agreements every year.

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These stickers are for operators of powered agricultural vehicles (tractors, harvester etc.) which are registered not to exceed 40kph on the road. They should be fixed by the driver’s door so that they act as a reminder as to the maximum speed the vehicle can be operated on the road. They were produced by Federated Farmers, Rural Contractors New Zealand, Horticulture New Zealand and TAMA (Tractor and Machinery Association).

1 Sheet of 6 Stickers

FREE to... Details
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This agreement should be used when you are employing someone on an "as and where required" basis, for a specific and short period of time - generally less than 3 weeks. The key principle is that there should be no continuing expectation of work on either party. If the term exceeds 3 weeks you should consider a Federated Farmers Fixed Term Agreement. Current Version 1805, last updated May 2018. Set of 2 booklets suitable for one employee. If you would prefer a personalised... Details
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This agreement is suitable to use when the grower shall grow the cultivar on the land.

Duplicate pad – x15 copies
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This Contract is used where the contractor milks the cows on a cents per kilogram milk-solids basis.

Current version released May 2018.

1805 version includes new or updated clauses relating to:
*Mycoplasma bovis
*Bought in feed
*Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Booklet – x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of this agreement, please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.
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Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

Current version released May 2018.

This agreement should be used when you are employing someone long term, there is no fixed end date i.e. the employee would have to resign or you have justification to terminate their employment.

Booklet x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of... Details
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Interactive PDF - Please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Formatted document with a range of relevant questions to be answered by each person who is applying for a job. Allows you to compare applicant credentials that are listed in the same order on a form, impartially.
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Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

Current version released May 2018.
Fixed term employment relationships come to an end at a specified time, upon a specified event or at the end of a specified project. There must be a genuine reason for imposing a fixed term agreement rather than a permanent one. For example, you cannot use a fixed term to ‘trial’ a staff... Details
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Interactive PDF - Please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Our Leave Application provides you with a formatted document, recording all relevant details required for your employee's leave requests.
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Completely redeveloped casual agreement:
• Covers all necessary aspects for casual employment relationships including wages, holiday and leave, and end of employment.
• More extensive than the previous agreement, this document better protects both employer and employee under employment law.

This agreement should be used when you are employing someone on an "as... Details
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

This Contract is used where the contractor milks the cows on a cents per kilogram milksolids basis.

Version released May 2018.
The contract has just been updated to include clauses around Mycoplasma bovis and bought in feed.
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing. The revised agreements are even easier to use and, as always, up-to-date with current employment legislation.

Key features of the refreshed permanent agreement include:
• Updated parental leave terminology, eligibility and duration... Details
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing. The revised agreements are even easier to use and, as always, up-to-date with current employment legislation.

Key features of the refreshed fixed-term agreement include:
• Updated parental leave terminology, eligibility and duration... Details
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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Interactive PDF - Please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Provides information for employers on their obligations, what they need to do i.e. registering as an employer for the first time, payroll, PAYE, forms and returns you must complete, ACC, holiday leave, setting up and keeping records, working for families tax credit, health and safety obligations, employing a migrant and police checks

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Interactive PDF - Please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

A formatted document, providing a template to conduct performance reviews with your staff and provides an interim performance review for any areas an employee may need to make immediate improvement in.
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Our Employment pack is a guide that has the relevant forms and paperwork for first time employers.

Tailored for farmers, suiting all farm types, this is not industry specific but employment specific.

What is included in the Pack?

New employee guide with information on:
- Employer obligations
- Registering as an employer
- Payroll/PAYE/Forms and returns employers must meet complete
- ACC/Holiday and leave
-... Details
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Our Employment pack is a guide that has the relevant forms and paperwork for first time employers.

Tailored for farmers, suiting all farm types, this is not industry specific but employment specific.

What is included in the Pack?

•New employee guide with information on:
- Employer obligations
- Registering as an employer
- Payroll/PAYE/Forms and returns employers must meet complete
- ACC/Holiday and leave
-... Details
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Members of Federated Farmers can download the PDF free by using the below link

http://www.fedfarm.org.nz/FFPublic/News_and_Media/Other_Copy/Federated_Farmers_Remuneration_Survey_2018.aspx?WebsiteKey=00ff782d-8ff5-4a81-ae69-785972132c32

Alternatively the PDF can be sent via email - Please contact 0800 327 646 to order your copy.

The Federated Farmers/Rabobank Farm Employee Remuneration Report 2018 is now available.

Ipsos has... Details
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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This is a personalized electronic agreement - please call 0800 327 646 to purchase
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Interactive PDF - Please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.

Our Time Wage and Holiday record provides you with a formatted document, recording all the relevant details for your employee’s record., fulfilling your obligations under the Employment Relations Act (2000) and the Holidays Act (2003) which requires employers to maintain records for their employee’s of wages, time worked, holidays and leave.