Employment relations

Employment relations

At the heart of excellent employment relations are open and honest communications & technical expertise.

We can provide you with tools on fostering open & honest communications.

Collective bargaining

The Employment Relations Act defines a collective agreement.

Employment agreements & contracts

Employers have a legal responsibility.

Employment legislation

There are a number of different Acts that can be applicable.

Mediation & resolution

Employment relationship problems can occur.

Restructuring & redundancy

Redundancy could be viewed as another reason for dismissal.

We will work alongside you every step of the way to ensure that you legally meet your obligations and that the impact on organisational culture and morale within the business is minimised.

We have the technical expertise within the whole spectrum of employment relations and includes:

  • Developing employment agreements
  • Collective bargaining
  • Policy development & consultation guidelines
  • Interpretation of employment legislation
  • Conflict resolution including; responding to personal grievances, mediation and facilitated meetings to break down barriers
  • Exit packages
  • Leading employment based investigations
  • Employment relations advice and practical solutions
  • Disciplinary action and dismissal support
  • Performance management support
  • Medical Incapacity support
Services

News

06 May 2022

Unpaid hours a lasting side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic

Working remotely or from home has become the new normal over the past two years, but an unfortunate trend has emerged – the blurring of work and personal time, and a big increase in unpaid hours. Employment experts across the Baker Tilly International network explain how that occurs.

14 Apr 2022

The challenge of setting salary in 2022

Businesses are facing a tough recruitment market and amid talk of the “great resignation”, securing talent and setting competitive remuneration packages has never been more important. Chris Wright, Mattie Smith and Abby Chilcott discuss points to consider.

29 Mar 2022

Employee recruitment and retention in the time of COVID-19

Anyone involved in workplace recruitment has had plenty to think about over the past couple of years.

09 Feb 2022

Employers and COVID-19 - what happens if staff are infected?

With cases in the community expected to hit their peak in the coming weeks, more people are being required to self-isolate.

02 Nov 2021

The Great Resignation – Headache or Opportunity?

A social trend has emerged this year of people leaving their jobs by the masses. This article authored by Auckland HR Adviser Bhavika Singh.

25 Aug 2021

Business Checklist - COVID-19

As we progress up and down Alert Levels, businesses need to review their business continuity plans, and take a flexible mindset to operations.  

27 May 2021

Changes to temporary work visas in 2021

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced significant changes to the work visa programme, with the closure of six types of work visas and the creation of one new work visa.

21 Apr 2021

Hiring: Get it right the first time... and the implications if you don't

‘Hiring is similar to travelling, we must have a destination, a plan and a course to follow in finding and selecting quality candidates. ’

18 Feb 2021

Tax Talk | Government support payment available

With the government’s announcement that Level 2 restrictions will remain in force until Monday in Auckland, the resurgence support payment has been activated, and the wage subsidy is not in effect.

22 Jan 2021

COVID-19 jabs: can employers force staff to be vaccinated?

With the first COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out and further vaccines not far behind, many businesses are considering whether they can force their employees to be vaccinated and fast-track their return to ‘normal’.

19 Jan 2021

New normal or back to normal? Why the remote working revolution isn't here yet.

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t yet over, but already there’s a rush to analyse the impacts and results on our working lives. Some say the office is dead.

18 Dec 2020

Picking up in the 21st century!

You’d be forgiven for thinking this was an article on successful dating strategies in this tech age.

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