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Employment disputes can be costly and time consuming, so it’s good to know you have Simpson Western on your side. We offer a wide range of employment law services, with a focus on providing timely, practical and strategic advice. Our employment team is hugely experienced and will work with you to get it sorted, as quickly and effectively as possible.


Hiring staff and contractors

Before taking on any employees or contractors, make sure you protect your business with the right employment contract. We can help by preparing and advising you on employment and independent contractor agreements, both individual and collective.

This includes the latest advice on trial periods, IP protection, confidentiality, conflict and restraint of trade issues, as well as your obligations under the Employment Relations, Kiwi Saver, Health & Safety and Holidays Acts and related legislation. We can also assist with employment issues around the sale and purchase of businesses and advise on duties of employers and employees.


Restructuring, redundancy, dismissal & disciplinary procedures

We can step in and negotiate with your employee’s legal representative on your behalf. Our employment team has an in-depth understanding of redundancy and restructuring issues and processes as well as disciplinary and dismissal procedures. We can also assist with Employment Relations Authority mediations and Employment Court hearings if needed.


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Please contact us to discuss your employment concerns.

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