Employment or work relationships affect most of us, whether as employer, employee or contractor. In today’s environment people often work flexibly, whether remotely, as contractors, or in more than one job. Our employment law team can help you navigate, and get the most out of, your important work relationships.

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We understand that workplace issues can be sensitive, and involve difficult dynamics. Our expert employment lawyers will ensure that you are well placed to make the best decisions for your staff or yourself. However, if the courtroom can’t be avoided, you can trust us to be straight with you, to develop effective strategies, provide strong representation and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Health & Safety

Performance Issues

Personal Grievances


Restraints of Trade and Confidential Information

Complaints and Misconduct

Restructuring and Redundancy

Information Issues

Employment News

Employee Misconduct: How Should an Employer Respond?

18 October 2016 | Carolyn Heaton

The recent publicity around the off-field behaviour of rugby players has highlighted the challenges employers face when dealing with employee misconduct.  This issue can be especially problematic when the conduct amounts to criminal conduct and criminal...

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Compensation for Loss of Dignity
5 April 2017 | John Goddard

The elusive search for a principled approach.

Quantifying damages for loss of dignity has been problematic for employment institutions for the last 30...

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Employers - What Obligations do you have when an Anonymous Complaint is Made by One Employee Against Another?
4 April 2017 | Carolyn Heaton

It is important that you do not simply ignore a complaint, even if you have doubts about the complainant’s motive or truthfulness.  Failure to...

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Hockey Manawatu's $171k Reminder to Business Owners
10 October 2016 | Carolyn Heaton

Select the link below to read the article published in the NBR Sunday Business on 9 October 2016.

Hockey Manawatu's $171k Reminder to Business Owners.

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