The relationship between employer and employee is a contractual one. While the ordinary principles of contract apply to employment agreements, there is an overriding requirement that the parties must act in good faith and fairly and reasonably to each other.

The principal legislative provisions are contained in the Employment Relations Act 2000. However, there are a number of other Acts which prescribe minimum requirements that apply to all employment relations, such as the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, the Holidays Act 2003, Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987, Minimum Wage Act 1983, Wages Protection Act 1983, Equal Pay Act 1972, Human Rights Act 1993, Privacy Act 1993, Protected Disclosures Act 2000.

We have experience in and are able to advise and guide you on:

(a) proposed employment agreements

(b) how to address employment issues without allowing them to escalate

(c) how to prepare for mediation

(d) how best to manage your employment relationship

(e) how to present your claim or response to a personal grievance.