187 Jurisdiction of court

(1)

The court has exclusive jurisdiction—

(a)

to hear and determine elections under section 179 for a hearing of a matter previously determined by the Authority, whether under this Act or any other Act conferring jurisdiction on the Authority:

(b)

to hear and determine actions for the recovery of penalties under this Act for a breach of any provision of this Act (being a provision that provides for the penalty to be recovered in the court):

(c)

to hear and determine questions of law referred to it by the Authority under section 177:

(d)

to hear and determine applications for leave to have matters before the Authority removed into the court under section 178(3):

(e)

to hear and determine matters removed into the court under section 178:

(f)

to hear and determine, under section 6(5), any question whether any person is to be declared to be—

(i)

an employee within the meaning of this Act; or

(ii)

a worker or employee within the meaning of any of the Acts referred to in section 223(1):

(g)

to order compliance under section 139:

(ga)

to hear and determine proceedings for a declaration of breach, pecuniary penalty order, compensation order, or banning order under Part 9A:

(h)

to hear and determine proceedings founded on tort and resulting from or related to a strike or lockout:

(i)

to hear and determine any application for an injunction of a type specified in section 100:

(j)

to hear and determine any application for review of the type referred to in section 194:

(k)

to issue warrants under section 231:

(ka)

to hear and determine any application for review of the type referred to in section 237D:

(l)

to exercise its powers in respect of any offence against this Act:

(m)

to exercise such other functions and powers as are conferred on it by this or any other Act.

(2)

The court does not have jurisdiction to entertain an application for summary judgment.

(3)

Except as provided in this Act, no other court has jurisdiction in relation to any matter that, under subsection (1), is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the court.

Compare: 1991 No 22 s 104(1)(a), (c), (d), (e), (j), (l), (m), (n), (o)

Section 187(1)(ga): inserted, on 1 April 2016, by section 23 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 9).

Section 187(1)(ka): inserted, on 1 March 2017, by section 5 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act (No 2) 2016 (2016 No 62).