Employment conditions and protections
Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and, depending on your situation, may also be able to provide ongoing support.
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
The Employment website of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment publishes a range of publications on employment relations and minimum rights at work.
Free phone 0800 20 90 20, for general enquiries about employment relations, pay and holidays.
Labour inspectors monitor and enforce minimum employment conditions. To refer a problem to a labour inspector, you contact the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment on: Free phone 0800 20 90 20
Worksafe New Zealand
Free phone: 0800 03 30 40
Worksafe New Zealand’s website has a range of information and publications on workplace health and safety issues.
Parental leave payments
The Inland Revenue website has information on parental leave payments, at:
Whistle-blowing (“Protected disclosures” by employees)
Free phone: 0800 802 602
The Office of the Ombudsmen provides information and guidance to employees about making a protected disclosure.
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Te Kauae Kaimahi
Phone: (04) 385 1334
The NZCTU is the umbrella body for affiliated unions covering every job and industry in New Zealand. It can provide information about which union may cover the type of work you do.