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 Note 1 - Steps to be taken in proceedings [PDF, 61 KB]

Practice Note 2 - Costs in the Employment Relations Authority [PDF, 100 KB]

Practice Note 3 - Conduct of representatives in the Employment Relations Authority [PDF, 27 KB]

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