When should I seek assistance
Usually, the longer a problem is left, the larger it gets!
For this reason, the Employment Relations Act provides ready access to assistance at any stage in the employment relationship and requires people to work together in good faith. Get help as soon as you feel out of your depth. You may wish to seek assistance from your union or employers’ organisation.
Alternatively, the Department of Labour can often assist by giving you basic legal information and helping you consider how this applies to your situation. You can ask questions anonymously if you wish.