Employment

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.

Areas of Specialisation

Health & Safety

Performance Issues

Personal Grievances

Agreements

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 | Morrison Kent

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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Sentencing under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
13 September 2018 | Morrison Kent

Stumpmaster v Worksafe NZ (9 August 2018) is the High Court’s first (and long-awaited) decision on the correct approach to sentencing for offences under...

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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
13 August 2018 | Morrison Kent

Allegations of bullying and harassment form a significant part of employment relations issues. 

The duty to ensure that the workplace is safe for...

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National Employer Ordered to Pay Staff
6 July 2018 | Morrison Kent

Have you ever called a team meeting outside of work hours? Or expected staff to arrive early to be briefed on work for the day?

Expecting your staff to...

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