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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.

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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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No Work, No Pay? Not likely – The status of employees unable to work during lockdown

Do employers need to pay employees who are ready and willing but unable to work from home? The short answer is – most probably. Guidance from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) and the Employment Court suggests that this obligation is not displaced by the inability of employees to work remotely.
Privacy Act 2020 – What Are The Impacts On Your Organisation?

Privacy Act 2020 – What are the impacts on your organisation?

In addition to Christmas, December 2020 is bringing us a new Privacy Act. The Privacy Act 2020 comes into force on 1 December 2020. With it, comes some changes you need to be aware of before you get into holiday mode. In this article, Jess Mathieson sets out the recent legal developments in this area and the potential implications if you are not up to speed with the new requirements.
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