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.

Get the right advice and outcomes

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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Performance Issues

Personal Grievances


Restraints of Trade and Confidential Information

Complaints and Misconduct

Restructuring and Redundancy

Information Issues

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Employment News

“Employer made to pay sacked employee big bucks” – how to avoid being the employer in this and other employment law headlines

8 February 2019 | Caroline Rieger

Last week we discussed the Stephen Barclay departure from Kiwibuild and the employment situation that arose from that. This was national news.

Not all employment situations make such a splash in the media but on a slow news day the Dominion Post, Stuff,...

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Employer Obligations for the Intervention and Prevention of Domestic Violence in NZ
27 March 2019 | Caroline Rieger

New Zealand has an unfortunately high statistic for rates of domestic violence compared to counterparts in the developed world. As of 1 April, victims of...

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Employment health check – when did you have your last check up?
19 February 2019 | Caroline Rieger

We review our physical health regularly or at least we should!! As an employer, you should also review your compliance with employment law standards...

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All in a Day’s Work – Knowing your rights as a new employee
13 February 2019 | Caroline Rieger

Last week we discussed employers in the headlines and now our focus shifts to job seekers looking for a role.

Helen Mawhinney’s story has been in the...

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We’re here to help so if you’d like to discuss your matter or need further information specific to you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your needs and advise you as to next steps.