COVID-19 response

If you are looking for the latest legal information relating current Coronavirus laws in New Zealand, check out our new section: Coronavirus and the Law.

Employment conditions and protections

Other resources

Community Law

www.communitylaw.org.nz

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

www.employment.govt.nz

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

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

www.business.govt.nz/worksafe

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:
www.ird.govt.nz/yoursituation-ind/parents/parents-paid-parental-leave.html

Whistle-blowing (“Protected disclosures” by employees)

www.ombudsmen.govt.nz

Free phone: 0800 802 602
Email: office@ombudsmen.parliament.nz

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

www.union.org.nz

Phone: (04) 385 1334
Email: info@nzctu.org.nz

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.

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Check out Frequently Asked Questions and Answers related to COVID-19 on our website here

Most Community Law Centres have returned to their normal face-to-face free legal services during Level 1.  Find the contact details of your nearest Community Law Centre here

You will also find out useful information on our Community Law Manual Facebook page.

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