Kensington Swan

Employment Department

New Zealand
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The firm offers a specialist team advising on the full range of employment law issues, including restructurings, contractual issues, performance management and ill health, misconduct and relationship issues, and statutory obligations under the Employment Relations Act, Holidays Act and other employment related legislation.

We offer extensive employment litigation experience, ranging from complex, high profile, union-initiated litigation to routine unjustified dismissal claims.

We help clients understand the law and create effective health and safety systems, polices, and procedures to prevent (or minimise the risk of) accidents occurring.

We regularly deal with personal grievances, review employment agreements and policies, provide training, and advise on the people issues arising from transactions such as mergers and outsourcings.

When accidents happen, we handle investigations and dealings with WorkSafe New Zealand, media, and the courts. We act in more health and safety cases before the courts than any other law firm.

We also have significant presence in the public sector, representing some of New Zealand’s largest and most high profile public sector employers.


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