What is
AdviceLine?

AdviceLine provides EMA members with professional advice and training to succeed in many aspects of business.

  • Adviceline Team helps and supports employers by providing the latest practical employment relations advice.
  • The Team handle thousands of queries each year and also publish a range of comprehensive guides for employers and managers.

0800 300 362

Receive expert
employment
relations advice

Based here in New Zealand, this free member-only service helps and supports employers by providing the latest practical employment relations advice.


0800 300 362

Call the AdviceLine Team

Give us a call on 0800 300 362 between 8am-8pm Mon-Thu and 8am-6pm Fri.

  • Sean Hanna AdviceLine Team Manager 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. Sean has a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).
  • Apurv Shukla Employer Advisor Before joining Adviceline, Apurv joined the EMA initially as part of the Business Helpline. He completed his Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s in Management from Massey University in Auckland and also holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce. He has a background in account management.
  • Emily Caldwell Employer Advisor Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management from the University of Canterbury in 2021. She joined the EMA Adviceline team in March 2022 and aids our members as an Employer Advisor.
  • Gowthami Sreedharanath Employer Advisor Gowthami graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Health Science conjoint degree in 2021. She completed her Professional Legal Studies in 2022 and was subsequently admitted to the Bar of Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand. Gowthami joined the EMA as an Employer Advisor in October 2022 and provides employment relations advice to EMA members.
  • Murray Peat Employer Advisor Murray joined EMA in April 2022 as part of the Business Support Team providing support to various projects including Membership, Finance and People Experience. In July 2023 he was appointed to the role of Employer Advisor with the Adviceline Team. Murray has nearly 30 years’ experience managing relationships with clients, members, and service providers.
  • Jasmine Lim Employer Advisor Jasmine is qualified with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts conjoint (University of Auckland) and is admitted to the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand. Jasmine joined the EMA as an AdviceLine Employer Advisor in January 2023 and provides employment relations advice to EMA members.
  • Jacob Lane Employer Advisor Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Law from Victoria University of Wellington in 2021. He joined the Adviceline team in July 2023 and provides employment relations advice to EMA members.
  • Ashvini Chelliah Employer Advisor Ashvini graduated with a Bachelor of Law at the Auckland University of Technology in 2022. She completed her Professional Legal Studies at the College of Law that same year and will be admitted to the Bar of Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand later this year. Ashvini recently joined the EMA on the AdviceLine team as an Employer Adviser in January 2023.