Guide to Working in New Zealand

Change and Restructuring

Employers must consult with employees about proposed decisions likely to have an adverse effect on the continuation of an employee’s employment.

They must provide information to affected employees and give them an opportunity to comment before making their decision. Employers do not have to disclose confidential information if they have a good reason to withhold it. Special rules apply to employees doing certain catering, cleaning, caretaking, laundry and orderly work where their employer’s business is sold or their work is contracted out or given to a new contractor.