Employment Law

It can be challenging to navigate the ever-changing area of New Zealand Employment Law, as a business or an employee. Our Employment Law Team provide straightforward advice and practical solutions.

Our team can help whether you need quick advice or more in-depth support. Our specialist employment lawyers are experienced in working alongside employers and employees across all aspects of the employment relationship. We are up to date with the latest changes in employment law and have skilled lawyers who can help with employment advice and disputes.

Our team are able to assist with a variety of matters, including:

  • Bereavement leave, sick leave, annual leave, breaks, wages and other minimum statutory entitlements.

  • Advice on restructuring and redundancy.

  • Parental leave.

  • Human rights.

  • Privacy.

  • Health and safety obligations.

  • Drafting and reviewing employment agreements.

  • Workplace policies.

  • Employee bonus incentive schemes.

  • Drafting and reviewing independent contractor agreements.

  • COVID-19 workplace matters.

  • Disciplinary processes.

  • Resolving employment relationship problems.

  • Attending mediations.

  • Negotiating settlement of employment disputes.

  • Attending formal investigation meetings in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court Hearings.

Notable experience:

  • Drafting employment agreements and policies for a large national retailer.

  • Drafting independent contracts for a range of businesses.

  • Negotiating settlement of employment disputes.

  • Bringing personal grievance claims in the Employment Relations Authority.

  • Providing training to employers on performance management and disciplinary processes.

  • Advising clients and providing training on obligations under the Privacy Act 2020.

  • Assisting a hospitality client with a Labour Inspector audit.