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.
- FAQ sheet version 1 - 18 March
- FAQ sheet version 2 - 25 March
- FAQ sheet version 3 - 7 April
- FAQ sheet version 4 - 13 May
Advice for employees
Know your rights
Visit employment.govt.nz to find out about your rights as an employee.
Note: employers cannot make someone redundant without going through the workplace change process first.
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? Sorted.co.nz suggests 3 steps to take.
Reduced hours and reduced pay
Find out what the law says about having your hours of work reduced at employment.govt.nz.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Out of a job? The Spinoff tells how to protect your mental health when you've lost your job.
Can't find what you're looking for?