Employment

Our specialist team - one of the biggest in New Zealand – work across New Zealand assisting clients navigate their employment and health and safety issues. We believe the best advice is given by analysing the people involved, the situations at hand and the wider context of your business objectives.

Clients describe us as "‘a great practice to deal with. Their size means that you get a sense of family and community, but they’re large enough to have great networks and expertise. The firm focuses on building strong relationships with their clients, and is passionate about what it does." With our team as "clear and concise in its communication. Responses are always timely. Everyone is approachable and happy to assist with any queries." (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021)

We help employers of all sizes - from owner / operators and SMEs to multinationals and senior executives - with a full range of employment law issues. This includes:

  • Front-end advice such as employment and contracting agreements
  • Workplace policies
  • Holiday and leave
  • Remuneration
  • Privacy
  • Human rights issues and advice
  • Restraint of trade
  • Confidentiality
  • Collective bargaining
  • Restructuring
  • Redundancy advice
  • Disciplinary and performance issues
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Personal grievances
  • Workplace stress claims
  • Health and safety issues.

We help resolve disputes through mediation, other forms of dispute resolution, as well as Court and Employment Relations Authority representation. We use our extensive technical knowledge of employment law and experience to represent your best chance of success. Our team and team members are recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.