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Employment Court processes under Level 4 outlined

25 March 2020

The Employment Court is contacting representatives in each case currently set down for hearing, with the move to Level 4.

"While the Courts remain open for essential services, there will be a number of matters which may appropriately be dealt with other than by hearing in person," a statement from the Court says.

"Judges will assess all cases currently before the Court and convene telephone conferences with the representatives to discuss next steps, including dealing with matters on the papers, by telephone or via AVL, or adjournment."

The Court says all new matters will continue to be referred to a Judge and will be prioritised in the usual way. Parties are reminded of the ability to apply for urgency under clause 21, schedule 3 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

"Any application should be supported by a full explanation as to why urgency is sought."

The Court has set up a twitter page to enable people to access information. The Court’s webpage is also being updated regularly.

"You should also feel free to ring the Registrar of the Employment Court for further guidance or clarification. The contact details are:

Registrar Auckland: Mima Bobot Phone: 09 916 6359 mima.bobot@justice.govt.nz Emergency phone: 027 295 6673

Registrar Wellington: Joseph Buckton Phone: 04 918 8313 joseph.buckton@justice.govt.nz Emergency phone: 021 946 790

Last updated on the 25th March 2020