Employment Court

Employment Court cases scheduled for 20 - 24 September 2021

Employment Court COVID-19 Protocol - Revised Protocol, All Alert Levels, applicable from 11:59pm, Tuesday 7 September 2021.  All regions outside Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at that time; The Auckland region remains at Alert Level 4.  No one is expected to travel out of or into Auckland to attend a court hearing.  If any issue arises, that should be raised with the Court.

Chief Justice media statement dated 6 September 2021

Guidance on remote participation in Court has been updated. Please see the Guideline for appearing by audio-visual link including in Virtual Hearings , Summary of Guidelines for a Witness giving evidence by audio-visual link including in Virtual Hearings and Guidelines for Remote Viewing of Hearings

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā waka, e ngā hau e whā o te motu, nau mai, piki mai, haere mai, haere mai ki te Kōti Take Mahi.

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The Employment Court hears and determines cases relating to employment disputes. These include challenges to determinations of the Employment Relations Authority, questions of interpretation of law, and disputes over strikes and lockouts.

This site does not contain legal advice. The information does not necessarily apply to every case, and is subject to the relevant provisions in the Employment Relations Act 2000, the Employment Court Regulations 2000, and practice directions issued by the judges. Some of these sources are referred to on this website. If you want to know more about your employment rights or have an employment relationship problem please go to Employment New Zealand

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