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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law

New Zealand employees enjoy many benefits under our labour laws, such as mandatory annual leave, eligibility to join unions, protection from unjustified dismissal and the right to work in a safe environment.

We can advise employers on how to implement best practice systems for managing employee performance, handling dismissal processes and recommending best practice health and safety internal controls.  We can also represent employers or employees in a personal grievance dispute, and to negotiate the best outcome for our client. 

Our Services

 

  • HR Process Compliance
  • Misconduct Investigation
  • Personal Grievance Resolution
  • Discrimination Complaints
  • Health & Safety Advisory

Legal Guides

Guide to Employment Law

New Zealand employment legislation affects everyone in the workforce.  This introductory eBook will help employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under New Zealand employment laws.

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Recent Blog Posts

How do I use litigation to achieve my objectives?

How do I use litigation to achieve my objectives?

If you have a dispute with another party which you can’t resolve privately, then your only option is to bring the matter before the Court for an independent Judge to decide the matter. However, litigation can be expensive, and even a simple case could take a couple of years to resolve. So is litigation still a practical method of resolving a dispute?

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New Zealand Court Hierarchy

New Zealand Court Hierarchy

If you have a dispute you want to resolve in New Zealand, you need to obtain a formal order from the New Zealand Court system. Which Court you apply to will generally depend on the amount of money you wish to claim from another party.

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Introduction to family trusts

Introduction to family trusts

Imagine if you want a friend to look after your young children if anything were to happen to you. In order to do so, you transfer the legal title of your assets to your friend. Therefore, your friend is now the legal owner of all of the assets. But what is stopping him from breaking his promise and doing what he wants with the assets that are now legally under his name?

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