Employment Court


Has jurisdiction over most employment law matters, including civil matters relating to employment contracts. Hears appeals from the Employment Relations Authority

Governing legislation

Employment Relations Act 2000

Contact details

See Employment Relations Authority website


Judgments are available from the Employment Court website from 2006 onwards, and NZLII (1988 onwards). Supplied by the Employment Institutions Information CentreBrookers Judgment Service (from 1989).

Indexed by

BCLBriefCaseEmployment Cases SummaryLINXTCL

Reported in

ERNZHRNZNZELCNZILR (1987-1990); Judgments, etc. of the Arbitration Court of New Zealand (1979-1986); Judgments, etc. of the Industrial Court of New Zealand (1976-1978).


Supersedes the Labour Court (1987-1991) and the Arbitration Court (1980-1987). Decisions of these are also available from the Employment Institutions Information Centre