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Issues with your job?

When things go wrong at work it can feel impossible to solve the problems on your own.  That’s when you should call our Employee Helpline.

We are very experienced in resolving all types of employment disputes in a sensitive and caring manner that preserves the dignity of all parties.

Employee Helpline is run by Work Law, No Win No Fee Employment Law Advocates, NZ Wide.

Like an Employment Lawyer, an Employment Advocate can represent you in any employment law matter, but unlike lawyers we are able to do so on a No Win No Fee basis. Most of the time we can get your employer to pay your legal fees. If we can’t get your fees paid we take a percentage of what we get for you. This is called No Win No Fee.  We are always fair with our fees.

Do you want to know if you have a case?  It’s totally free to call us and tell us what’s happening, even if it’s not a case we can often help you move forward.

No Win No Fee

Employee Helpline is brought to you by Work Law Ltd, No Win No Fee Employment Advocates.

We're Experts

We are employment law advocates. We provide the same services as employment lawyers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ask us anything!  These are some of the most common things people ask us about.

No situation is the same so feel free to phone or email us and let us know about your own situation at work.

How much do you charge?

Wherever possible we are No Win No Fee. This means we assess your case carefully at no charge to you. If you have a case we act for you and if there is a financial outcome we either have your fees paid by your employer or we charge a percentage of what we win for you.

What if I want to stay in my job?

If we are helping you with a disciplinary process or other difficulties where we are not going for a financial outcome we charge an hourly rate. It’s still totally free to discuss your situation and we will always be very clear on what the fees will be. There are no surprises. For example, the fee for attending a disciplinary meeting is $250 + gst per hour, or $150 plus gst per hour if we are able to attend by phone. 

What do I do if I am being bullied at work?

Watch our helpful video for exactly how to deal with bullying at work. Keep notes of every incident of bullying. Record the date, what happened and who was there. The more notes you have the better.

If you are being bullied by another staff member or a manager you need to raise the issue, preferably in writing via email with the HR department or management.

Obviously it’s difficult if the bully is the owner of the company.  If this is the case call us now.

If the bullying is serious, for example violent and you don’t feel safe, please contact us first for advice. We are here to help and advise you.


I am on a 90 day trial, can I be dismissed without any warning?

If you are dismissed during your trial you should call us.
Your employer can dismiss you without giving you a reason, but you still have other rights. There are very strict rules around the use of a trial period. Please have your employment contract ready when you call us.

I'm being treated so badly I just want to resign.

Please don’t resign before calling us. If you have already resigned you can call us and tell us what happened and we can try and help but we are much more likely to be able to help you if you are still employed. If you have left your job already and think something was unfair you only have 90 days to raise any issues so don’t leave it too long to call us.

You will have a better chance of success if you have a legal expert on your side.

We really care about our clients. You can turn to us when things are going wrong at work. 

Read Our Reviews:

I'm so glad I found Work Law

5.0 rating
February 10, 2020

I was made to feel very much at ease inspired by the professional and confident way they managed everything. The contact and updates provided was just amazing, at no time was I left without knowledge they updated me every step of the journey . Kevin along with his wife are simply two amazing people. It goes without saying that without their work and effort I do not think for a second we would have achieved the result we did today. To be very clear if today we had of ended with a decision going against us it would had been no reflection on their effort. In summary through this experience my life has been enriched through meeting these people. Very happy for this to be passed along as a recommendation for others.


Kam was great

5.0 rating
January 26, 2020

Kam was great at supporting me through challenging times at work. She is very understading and kind! Would definitely recommend using WorkLaw if you find yourself in need of advice or assistance.

Polina Nikitina

Extremely Helpful

5.0 rating
August 2, 2019

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Work Law. Everyone I spoke to were extremely helpful and understanding and the advice provided was very helpful. Thank you so much for your help

Nash Zeynalov

Very Easy

5.0 rating
August 1, 2019

Kam was great and really helpful, made this whole process very easy.

Jordan Luamanuvae

Kam is amazing

5.0 rating
August 1, 2019

I have great faith in Worklaw. Kam is amazing, she is smart,kind and a wealth of information.

Ruby Paull

Thousands of New Zealand employees per year trust us to help with their employment relationship problems. We save careers and save people from employment relationships that have turned bad.   Give us a call, you’ll always be met with a friendly voice at the end of the phone. You’ll feel better once you ask for help.


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