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

The risks of buying “off the plan” properties

The risks of buying “off the plan” properties

Buying properties “off the plans” have become increasingly popular over the years. When you buy a property “off the plans,” this means you purchase the property before it is completed. Purchasers usually have to wait at least 1 year before construction is completed. Although there are some perceived benefits to buying “off the plan,” such as paying a lower purchase price and living in a brand new home, there are also many risks.

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How to apply for a Court order to prevent certain actions?

How to apply for a Court order to prevent certain actions?

Do you want to urgently stop someone from doing something that is detrimental to your legal rights? If so, then you need to apply for an interim injunction at a New Zealand Court. An interim injunction is a temporary order made by the Court to restrain a person from doing something.

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How to lodge a caveat over a property

How to lodge a caveat over a property

If a defendant owns land, there is a risk that the defendant can sell their land and dissipate the sale proceeds before the final Court trial can take place.

In order to prevent this from happening, the plaintiff can lodge a “caveat” over the title of the defendant’s land.

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