What we do

The Employment Relations Authority is a Tribunal established under the Employment Relations Act. Members of the Authority help to resolve employment relationship problems.

How we work

The Authority operates in a mostly informal way. We look into the facts of a case and make decisions based on the merits of the matter, not on technicalities.

See how our process works

More information about our process

These practice notes and papers have more detailed information about how our process works:

Practice Direction of the Employment Relations Authority [PDF, 459 KB]

Effective Advocacy in the Employment Relations Authority [PDF, 124 KB]
by Robin Arthur, Member of the Employment Relations Authority

Use of generative artificial intelligence

Generative artificial intelligence guidelines – Lawyers [PDF, 378 KB]

Generative artificial intelligence guidelines – Non-lawyers [PDF, 369 KB]