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We represent employers and employees in employment disputes in New Zealand. All employees have rights under the Employment Relations Act 2000. It is the object of the writer to discuss common and relevant issues in New Zealand employment law.

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Constructive Dismissal NZ

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When an employee is about to be fired but the employer offers that the employee can resign, the employee will be giving up their personal grievance rights if they resign. Constructive dismissal could be a potential claim that could be raised by the employee but it is a more difficult path to take. The bottom line, we say, don't resign. Talk to us first. Continue reading

Last Updated: July 24, 2021 0800 WIN KIWI

Record of Settlement

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Where an employee has a personal grievance for unfair dismissal, unjustified disadvantage or any other claim, the parties are required to attend an employment mediation. Whether an employment dispute is resolved before or at mediation both the employer and employee must be able to sign the record of settlement agreement. We describe methods of how signing can be achieved remotely. Continue reading

Last Updated: July 24, 2021 0800 WIN KIWI

PSPLA Workplace Investigation

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The New Zealand employment law scene still suffers with its unlicenced employment investigators. Many untrained, incompetent workplace investigators who front themselves primarily as Human Resources consultants are holding themselves out as being investigator to the employer in employment investigations where they receive valuable consideration for doing so. A recent Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) decision has confirmed the restriction on this practice where the investigator does not hold a licence. Continue reading

Last Updated: July 24, 2021 0800 WIN KIWI

No Win No Fee Employment Lawyers

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The Guerrilla Employment Advocates are rife and many are holding themselves out as being employment lawyers when they are not registered lawyers. We describe some of the shady practices some advocacy firms are still undertaking and what people should be aware of before signing up to No Win No Fee. Continue reading

Last Updated: July 24, 2021 0800 WIN KIWI