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Employment help

If you're dealing with employment issues, either as an employer or employee, these resources may help

Advice for employers

Wellington's Dundas Street Employment Lawyers have produced a series of fact sheets to help you deal with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on your business. 

Advice for employees

Know your rights

Visit to find out about your rights as an employee. 

Note: employers cannot make someone redundant without going through the workplace change process first

Financial assistance

Need government help?
Check what you might get with this Ministry of Social Development tool

Been made redundant?
Find the relevant information on the Work & Income website

Want to ask a question?
Call the Government Helpline on 0800 779 997, 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

Need your KiwiSaver funds?
Find out more about withdrawing from KiwiSaver.

Out of work? suggests 3 steps to take


Reduced hours and reduced pay

Find out what the law says about having your hours of work reduced at

Managing on reduced pay? Use this budgeting tool to help manage your remaining income. Or browse this detailed list of budgeting resources on the Government website.

Moneytalks free helpline

• You can contact MoneyTalks, a free financial helpline for advice and support from trained financial mentors. MoneyTalks can also connect you with services in your community.
• Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
• Saturday 10am to 2pm
• Freephone: 0800 345 123
• FreeText: 4029
• Email:


Legal help

Get help at your local Community Law Centre.

Call your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau if you're not sure where to start.

The NZIA Practice team can’t offer legal advice but can point you in the right direction. Call Liz and Marcus on +64 9 623 6080 or email them at


Staying well

Feeling stressed, worried, or unable to cope? Try these resources or call the NZIA on +64 9 623 6080. 

Mental Health Foundation 

New Zealand Association of Counsellors /Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa (NZAC)

All Right?

The Lowdown

Out of a job? The Spinoff tells how to protect your mental health when you've lost your job


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  • Employment law obligations - 13 July 2020