Employment

Our employment law specialists offer comprehensive advice, whether you are preparing an employment agreement, resolving a dispute or restructuring your business.

At whatever point in the employment relationship you need assistance, our employment law team can help.

We also work alongside our immigration team who assist businesses to bring overseas workers into New Zealand.

In advising you, it’s important to us that we understand your priorities and, where applicable, your business, and the outcomes you want.  We have the technical excellence to help you achieve your legal rights and obligations but we also know the importance of being practical, pragmatic and keeping sight of commercially sound outcomes.  Being timely and cost effective is something we also pride ourselves on while also building a relationship with you.

If you need employment law assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Christchurch based employment lawyers directly or reach out via our contact page.

We work with business owners, HR teams and employees alike, adding value, including in the following areas:

  • drafting, reviewing and interpreting employment agreements
  • developing or reviewing employment policies
  • variations to terms of employment
  • compliance advice, including Holiday and leave
  • employment implications of business sales and purchases
  • workplace restructuring and redundancies
  • performance management
  • disciplinary processes
  • independent investigations
  • independent workplace or process reviews
  • personal grievances
  • representation in mediation and court appearances, including the Employment Relations Authority
  • enforcing employment agreements, including restraints of trade and protection of confidential information
  • discrimination, bullying and harassment

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