Employment Law

Whether you’re an employer or employee, we can help with all aspects of the employment relationship, and on all matters of employment law.

At every stage of the employment relationship, getting the right advice at the right time is vital. Employment law in NZ places strict time limits on certain processes, so it pays not to delay. Get the advice of an experienced employment lawyer today.

Employment Agreements

Protect your business from potentially expensive employment disputes by getting effective employment agreements in place from the start. Many employment related issues can be prevented from becoming expensive disputes by getting expert advice early on. A well-drafted employment contract is the first all-important step. Our employment law team can provide expert advice with planning and drafting all types of employment agreements.

Redundancy and Restructuring

To lawfully end employment, there needs to be a good reason and a fair process. If you’re considering making staff redundant, there are fairly prescriptive requirements, and missing a requirement could mean that the dismissal is unjustified. We can help ensure the correct restructuring and redundancy process is followed, because getting it wrong can be costly.

If you are an employee who has recently been made redundant and you feel that what took place was unfair, you can talk to us for advice. It may be that you can raise a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal and be entitled to legal remedies for that.

Employee Rights and Representation

Our employment lawyers also act on behalf of employees. We can advise you on your employee rights and act on your behalf in cases of workplace bullying, constructive dismissal, redundancy and any aspects of the employment relationship where your rights may have been breached.

Employment Disputes

Our lawyers act on behalf of both employers and employees in workplace disputes. It’s our belief that it’s best for everyone to achieve a good resolution outside of court, and our lawyers can help you understand your options and decide on the best course of action, from mediation to the Employment Relations Authority, and if necessary, the Employment Court.

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Whether you’re an employer or employee, contact us today for employment law advice.

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