Labour or employment has always had two sides. On one side, there are the employers. On the other, there are the employees. Both are deserving of legal assistance. Whichever you may fall under, you will be able to easily relate to this article.
A New Zealand lawyer would be able to give practical and legal advice on areas such as: handling employment relationships and entering into employment agreements; overseeing disciplinary matters and processes; making sure that the company adapts to New Zealand law changes well; hearing out the employees’ grievances; and advising on employment matters such as redundancy.
On the other hand, Kiwi employees would be wise to seek legal assistance as well, as they are often victims of unscrupulous employers. Lawyers can help you as soon as you start with the company, with the negotiations for the employment relations agreement. They can settle disputes that arise from employment relationships. They can participate in disciplinary matters and give voice to your grievances. They can also be your advocates against harassment, untimely dismissal, or even when you fall prey to redundancy.
Where To Find A NZ Employment Lawyer
- Grab the nearest yellow pages. Lawyers are listed there, particularly for large cities such as Wellington or Auckland together with their contact information. Just be on the lookout for lawyers who are practicing employment law.
- Surf the Internet. There are numerous lawyer search sites nowadays. Make sure you use google.co.nz to get local sites only. All you have to do is type your locality and the lawyer’s area of expertise. The search site will immediately give you a list of employment lawyers in your area.
- Check out the New Zealand Bar Association. It’s the official organization of lawyers in New Zealand. You can narrow your search by asking for an employment lawyer. It will similarly give you a listing of lawyers and their contact details.
If seeking random lawyers doesn’t make you feel secure, you can always ask your family or even your friends if they know an employment lawyer. You never know, they might have been served by a helpful lawyer in the past. They can refer one to you and easily hook you up with the lawyer. Or maybe they know someone who knows a lawyer who specializes in employment law. At least with their intervention, the lawyer you’re seeking for wouldn’t be so random anymore. Bilanz