All workers in New Zealand have rights.

We are here to help you enforce your rights.


Employees have strong rights in New Zealand.  However, many employers either do not understand these rights, or actively choose to breach them. We believe that it is best to attempt to solve problems  as quickly as possible.  The vast majority of employment problems can be solved by a simple phone call or discussion. Sometimes it is necessary to attend mediation to work things out.  On some occasions cases must be taken to the Employment Relations Authority and, if so, it is essential to have a  knowledgable advocate in your corner.

About the Director


Nathan Santesso LLB (Hons)


I have a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from the University of Auckland.  For the past few years I have been working with unions and other organizations which promote workers' rights and better working conditions. I am here to help workers fight back against unfair and unreasonable employers.  No problem is too small or trivial.  All workers, regardless of immigration status, can count on me for help.

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About the Associate Advocates


David Prisk LLB


David has been working in the employment law field for the past ten years acting for and advising both employers and employees giving him a diverse range of skills including negotiation, mediation and litigation.  David's employment law experience and his easy ability to communicate and interact with people make him a very effective advocate.

Henry Woodhouse LLB


Henry has over ten years of experience practicing as a lawyer in civil litigation and commercial advisory. He began his career working for a reputable firm acting for homeowners during the ongoing leaky building saga and continued in that role for over 6 years. He then spent three years as the sole In-house Counsel for a well-known business brokerage, providing legal advice and oversight of all legal and regulatory matters for that organisation. Henry is especially passionate about migrant worker rights.


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