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Employment law

Employment law

Our employment lawyers provide constructive advice and pragmatic solutions for all employment, health and safety, and education law issues. We have advised and represented both employers and employees in workplace conflict and dispute resolution.


We provide cost effective specialist advice on the following matters:

  • Disciplinary processes and performance management
  • Personal grievances for unjustified dismissal, disadvantage and suspension
  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • Employment agreements and workplace policies
  • Collective bargaining and disputes
  • Minimum employment standards including Holidays Act
  • Workplace bullying and investigations
  • Health and safety
  • Restraints of trade, confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Privacy issues
  • Holidays Act compliance
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Representation at Mediation, Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and the Human Rights Commission
  • Education law and Education Council investigations

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Personal Liability as an Employer? Damn straight.

Many ‘employers’ in New Zealand, operate under a corporate identity through a limited liability company. There is a common assumption if a company becomes insolvent, that directors or those that influence or control the company, are protected by the ‘corporate veil’ – and can avoid personal consequences. In some circumstances, as this article explores, this common assumption is wrong.

Jolly or Jail – employment obligations over the season of cheer

Tis the season to be jolly and avoid jail! Whether blowing off steam at the Christmas Party or closing the doors for some well-earned rest and recuperation, employers need to be on their toes to ensure that they meet their legal obligations. This short article explores some of the statutory obligations employers have.
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