Employment Lawyers Auckland

Employment LawyersOur Auckland employment lawyers are employment law specialists. From an employer’s perspective employment disputes can be disruptive and costly. We can assist you by drafting employment agreements and documentation which covers key employment legislation factors like leave entitlements, grievance procedures and redundancy clauses.

Our  employment law specialist, Carolyn Ranson can advise on your obligations as an employer, provide guidance on hiring staff, employee performance issues, restructuring your business, responding to personal grievances, hiring staff and/or disputes.

For Employees we can assist you in the preparation of a personal grievance submission and provide advice on your rights and entitlements.

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Employment Contract Lawyers

Before you hire a new employee, we can assist you as an employer with drafting employment agreements to suit specific business needs and meet the minimum standard set by legislation. As well as it being a legal requirement that every employee has a written employment agreement, difficulties can arise down the track if the terms of employment are not clearly agreed upon up front.

Before your new employee starts work, you need to have a signed employment agreement in place; we can ensure that the agreement covers you as an employer.

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractors agreements
  • Company policies, including health and safety, company rules & use of company motor vehicles

Holidays & Leave Entitlements

  • Annual leave
  • Public holidays
  • Sick & bereavement leave
  • Parental leave
  • End of relationship
  • Investigation by Labour Inspectorate

Legal Obligations

  • Employment Relations Act
  • Human Rights Act (discrimination)
  • Health & safety in Employment Act
  • Privacy Act

Restructuring and Redundancy

We have specialist experience in the design and implementation of redundancy, restructuring and reorganisation processes. There are a number of legal and compliance issues associated with restructuring. Taking early advice can ensure you have the right plan and tools to restructure your business whilst ensuing legal requirements are met.

We have developed a restructuring tool kit that provides employers with a step by step guide to restructuring and redundancy, including templates for employee communication. Combined with personal legal advice for your company’s situation the restructuring tool kit enables you to work through and implement your restructure in a cost effective, yet thorough way.

  • Legal advice and strategy
  • Tools to run meetings
  • Template letters

Disciplinary Action & Terminations

From an employers perspective, employment disputes can be time consuming and costly. We can advise and assist employers during any disciplinary process to ensure they can confidently manage the process whilst meeting legal requirements. Early intervention can often result in a productive ongoing working relationship, however if that is not the case, then taking advice up front can prevent an employer from facing an employment grievance at a later date.

  • Legal advice and strategy
  • Tools to run meetings
  • Template letters

Personal Grievances

In the situation where a personal grievance is raised and/or proceedings filed, we can assist you in settling and/or defending the matter. Our focus in resolving the dispute is to take the stress out of the situation and where possible avoid time consuming and costly litigation by reaching settlement prior to the matter getting to the Authority or Court.

  • Submitting a personal grievance
  • Responding to a personal grievance
  • Grievances raised by directors and shareholders
  • Dispute resolution
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Mediation strategy and attendance
  • Representation in proceedings at the Employment Relations Authority/Court
Employment Law EXPERTS
Carolyn RansonHead
Carolyn Ranson
Senior Associate
p. +64 9 837 6891
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