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Employment law

A Plain English approach to a challenging subject.

If you are not a lawyer, then words like Mediation (the processes for bringing about agreement or reconciliation between opponents in a dispute), Dispute Resolution (the process of resolving disputes between parties), Personal Grievance (a wrong considered as grounds for complaint), ERA (Employment Relations Authority), Employment Relations Act 2000, may be cause for anxiety and a question raised – Where do I go for help?

You may be an Employee who feels they have been unfairly treated in the workplace, or you may be an Employer not knowing how to deal with an act of serious misconduct by an employee.

STOP! Before you do anything, are you sure you know what the next step should be.

One key thing many are unaware of, is that an employment agreement is a legal requirement for every person in employment, whether that be Permanent, Fixed Term, or Casual. If you are an employer and you don’t have these in place, are you aware of the significant fine you can incur? If you are employer, do you know your rights around having one put in place for you?

On either side of the fence being Employee or Employer, it is crucial the situation whatever it may be, is managed correctly.

We focus on being pragmatic, professional, and respectful with all parties concerned while achieving the outcomes required. Call us now for advice on your Employment Law matter.

I want to say thank you for the incredible work you have done to bring about a resolution to the dispute I had with my employer. I know I would not have achieved this outcome if it were not for you. I want to thank you also for your kindness and care for me during this whole process. That and your abilities and judgment impressed me so greatly. I can't say how much I admire and respect you and feel blessed that I had you at my side to navigate through the whole process. I would like to tell you also that at a personal level you are the most inspirational woman I have ever met.
Manager, SME, Auckland.
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