Employment law

Use the Catalogue to find material in the University of Auckland Library’s collection of law reports, books, journals, theses and dissertations.

Key databases

  • Lexis Advance
    Includes core legislation and commentary on employment (for example Mazengarb's Employment Law) and the New Zealand Employment Law Reports (NZELR).
  • Westlaw NZ
    Contains employment legislation, cases and commentaries.
  • IntelliConnect
    Contains core legislation, case law and commentary on employment.

Case law databases | Key law reports

Case law databases

Use these databases for cases on employment law:

Key law reports

Official employment legislation | Employment legislation in legal databases

Official employment legislation


See also the Versions and amendments tab for reprints at different times.

Legislative instruments

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Employment legislation in legal databases

Westlaw NZ
Access to Weslaw NZ - Legislation and Westlaw NZ - Bills including core legislation and amendments on employment. Click the Citing References to find cross references to other resources including journal articles.

Lexis Advance

IntelliConnect (CCH)
Access to a variety of legal resources on employment law including cases, legislation and commentary.

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Legal encyclopedia | Legal dictionary | Commentaries | Key textbooks

Legal encyclopedia

  • Laws of New Zealand
    The legal encyclopedia of New Zealand includes Employment and other related topics.

Legal dictionary


Key textbooks

Search for titles in the Catalogue. The Davis holds a selection of titles on employment law at KN190.

Key databases | Key journals online

Key databases

  • Linxplus available in Lexis Advance
    Index of New Zealand and selected international legal journals.
  • AGIS Plus Text
    Index of Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific law journals, including selected articles from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    Authoritative index of articles from law journals, law reviews, and yearbooks from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand from 1978.
  • LegalTrac
    Index of law reviews, international law journals, bar association journals and legal newspapers from the United States and a few publications from Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Coverage from 1980.

For more article databases, see International legal journals.

Key journals online

Use the Catalogue Advanced Search and select Journals as Format to view availability of all legal journals located in print in the Davis Law Library.

New Zealand

  • Accident Compensation Appeal Authority
    Explains the operation, relevant legislation of the court, and also includes the decisions from the Authority since 2010.
  • Bills Digests
    Summary materials published by New Zealand Parliament.
  • Employment Court
    Explains the operation, practice direction, legislation and rules of the court, and also includes the judgments from the court since 2006.
  • Employment Relations Authority
    An independent body set up under the Employment Relations Act 2000 which helps to resolve employment relationship problems.
  • Hansard
    For Parliamentary Debates concerning employment amendment bills.
  • Human Rights Commission
    Includes a summary of human rights legislation in New Zealand, information on the complaints process, sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    Access to information, law and policy as well as publications and research papers on employment from the department.
  • Parliamentary Business
    The business of Parliament, including Bills, Supplementary Order Papers, Order Papers, debates, oral and written questions, daily progress (summary of business of the House for the most recent week), Journals, papers, petitions presented, Standing Orders, Speakers' Rulings, and sessional orders. Select Committees Membership, Bills before committees, select committee reports. Bills Digests Summary materials published by the Parliamentary Library.


New Zealand Law Style Guide

All written work completed for the Faculty of Law must comply with the New Zealand Law Style Guide.


  • Referencing
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  • Quick©ite
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    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland.

Last updated : 6 December 2022
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