Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - AdviceLine


This free member only service helps and supports employers by providing the latest practical employment relations advice.  Based here in New Zealand, AdviceLine is available from 8am–8pm Mon-Thu & 8am-6pm Fri.

AdviceLine is your link to first rate employment relations advice. EMA understands the difficulties employers can have with managing employees so supports you with dedicated employer advisors. They are available five days a week between 8am and 8pm to help with all your queries.

Our Employer Advisors are well trained and comprise a mixture of legal and business backgrounds. They understand your issues and can help advise you on legal requirements and best practices. They are backed up by a large resource base they can call on to support you with written resources, guides and templates.
The employment relations team at EMA is one of the largest in the country. It fields over 35,000 queries each year and 84% of our current members who have used the service rate it as either very good or excellent. In addition it's quick and easy to get in touch - in fact if you have a question you can be on the phone with our advisors in less than 15 seconds.

Meet the Team

  • Sean joined EMA in May 2000 providing advice on employment relations, human resource management and employment legislation. He previously worked as an Employment Advisor in the public sector and prior to moving to New Zealand he worked in London for a recruitment company and at the Department of Employment.
  • After completing her studies at Griffith University in Queensland, Sarah worked for a large employer association in Australia providing advice to its members on a variety of employment relations and contractual matters.
  • Morgan joined the EMA as an Employer Advisor in August 2016. Morgan contributes case summaries to the EMA Employer Bulletin each week and helps maintain updates to EMA's A - Z of Employment Guides.
  • Arya graduated from the University of Auckland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and taxation. She also completed her Bachelor of Laws, from Victoria University of Wellington, and joined EMA as an Employer Advisor in June 2017.
  • Teresa graduated from the University of Auckland in September 2017 with a LLB/BSc, and joined the EMA as an Employer Advisor in October 2017. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in November 2017
  • Kitty graduated in July 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology and Bachelor of Laws degree. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court in February 2018. Throughout her studies she volunteered at the Auckland Community Law Centre, giving her a wide exposure to employment law issues. She joined EMA as an employer advisor in August 2018.
  • Sam graduated from Auckland University of Technology in June 2017 with a Bachelor or Laws and a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Management. She was admitted in November 2017 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court.

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