The Employment Relations Authority
The Employment Relations Authority was established under the Employment Relations Act to determine the law and facts in employment relations disputes. It has powers to determine the outcomes of disputes.
The Authority can use a variety of ways to sort through issues. For example, it can:
- call for evidence from the parties or anyone else
- hold investigative meetings
- interview the parties or anyone else
- make a recommendation to the parties.
The Authority must also consider whether mediation will still be helpful, and can refer parties back to mediation.