Employer Support

People who employ Reserves are vital to the effectiveness of New Zealand's Reserve Forces. Without your support, employees can’t get time off for military training. By allowing your employee to attend military training, you are providing employer support.

The civil employment of volunteers training in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is protected by an Act of Parliament, but it’s best for everyone if your support is voluntary.

We understand that the commercial environment is tough, and that different situations need different solutions. That's why we encourage employees to negotiate an acceptable solution with you, their employer.

Assisting Your Employee

The following information is provided to assist you in supporting the NZDF and your Reserve Force employee:

This page was last reviewed on 29 August 2016, and is current.