157 Role of Authority

(1)

The Authority is an investigative body that has the role of resolving employment relationship problems by establishing the facts and making a determination according to the substantial merits of the case, without regard to technicalities.

(2)

The Authority must, in carrying out its role,—

(a)

comply with the principles of natural justice; and

(b)

aim to promote good faith behaviour; and

(c)

support successful employment relationships; and

(d)

generally further the object of this Act.

(2A)

[Repealed]

(3)

The Authority must act as it thinks fit in equity and good conscience, but may not do anything that is inconsistent with—

(a)

this Act; or

(b)

any regulations made under this Act; or

(c)

the relevant employment agreement.

Section 157(2A): repealed, on 1 April 2011, by section 26 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).

Section 157(3): substituted, on 1 April 2011, by section 26 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).