Employment New Zealand
Latest COVID-19 Information

This information is to inform you, your team, clients and stakeholders of important up-to-date information available from Employment New Zealand, during Alert 4.
Key points to note are:
  • Employment law still applies to all employment relationships, regardless of the circumstances that we find ourselves in.
  • Early Resolution is a free service that helps resolve workplace issues early, quickly and informally.
  • There are various COVID-19 financial support schemes available to businesses, depending on your situation.
Employment New Zealand has up-to-date information on these points and much more useful information. We will let you know when new pieces of information or changes related to employment are published.
For employment-related COVID-19 information, please refer to these web pages

Adding links to your website: 
Help us spread the messages by further distributing this information via your online channels. This will help us to reach your valued stakeholders eg: employers, employees, students, communities groups and ethnic communities including migrants and refugees.
We would immensely appreciate it if your organisation could please add these links from the Employment New Zealand website to your website. This could be added to your homepage or other relevant parts of your website, newsletter, training/education and other suitable opportunities that may arise. 

For general employment rights and responsibilities information:
Employment New Zealand has a large range of resources for employees and employers.
Minimum rights of employees - The minimum rights of an employee are the responsibility of the employer.
Minimum rights of employees language translations

  • Employment learning modules (8 languages)
  • Quick guide: Know your employment rights (20 languages)
  • Minimum employment rights and responsibilities booklet (15 languages)
  • Family violence leave guide (10 languages)
  • Employment mediation quick guide (7 languages).

For all questions please in the first instance, visit www.employment.govt.nz for a wealth of information, tools and resources.
To get in touch with Employment New Zealand, if you have a general query or would like more information, please visit Contact us.