We believe employers need practical efficient and cost-effective advice. We are here to help, by providing employment legal advice and representation – we take the stress out of the equation. We also understand that legal costs can be another stress factor and that is why all of our work is undertaken on an agreed fee basis so that you know exactly from the outset the costs involved.
Our team of specialist employment lawyers can advise you on all work-related issues. We act for employers across a wide range of diverse industries.
Advising employers on all work-related issues
Specific opinion work in relation to the Employment Relations Act, Holidays Act, Wages Protection Act and other employment-related legislation
Drafting tailored employment agreements, including schedules
Undertaking efficient investigations on behalf of employers in regard to bullying and/or harassment investigations
Advising employers on the approach to allegations of serious misconduct
Advice on all matters pertaining to restructuring and redundancies
Defending employers in regard to all personal grievance related claims
Advising employers in the context of resolving performance management related issues
Breach of employment agreement claims
Breach of good faith claims
Restraint of trade disputes
Advising on all issues relating to the interpretation and application of particular terms of employment
Representation at mediation with the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment
Representation at the Employment Relations Authority
Representation at the Employment Court
We act for employer clients who are wishing to engage an independent workplace mediator to assist with resolving issues between colleagues.
Mediation can take place at our office, or at the workplace, depending on the nature of the conflict.
Mediation is private, confidential, and provides an excellent opportunity for an employer to assist staff members with resolving issues in the workplace.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for an employer to receive a complaint from an employee alleging bullying or harassment.
An employer is not required by law to engage an independent person to investigate the complaint, but if there is a risk (actual or perceived) of bias, then it’s important to engage an independent investigation.
Most employers and employees need investigations to be carried out in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
There is nothing worse for an employer than an investigation being dragged out over weeks, or costs skyrocketing as time is soaked up interviewing numerous witnesses.
We can provide employers a focused and efficient approach to carrying our workplace investigations.
All of our investigations are undertaken or an agreed fee basis. Therefore, employers can rest assured that they are not being charged on an hourly basis.