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Employment Law

Employment law is becoming more specialised and confusing for employers as successive Governments change employment legislation.

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Human Resources

Many business people find they just don’t have the time to deal with all their human resource matters and are not big enough to employ a full time practitioner.

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Personal Grievances

Personal grievances and employment relationship problems are best dealt with at an early stage and often a low key approach is best.

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Union Negotiations

Negotiations with unions is part and parcel of what we do. Whether it’s negotiating individual or collective employment agreements with union officials or whether it’s just setting the scene advising…

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Redundancy Management

ESL can advise and give practical assistance in all redundancy matters. Many redundant employees look to mitigate their loss by pursuing a personal grievance.

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Employment Agreements

New staff starting on or after 1 October 2000 must have a written individual employment agreement or be covered by an applicable collective employment agreement.

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Employment Relations Consultants

Employer Services Limited are employment relations consultants who are able to assist and act on behalf of employers in various areas of employment law, personal grievances, human resources, mediation, recruitment and health & safety. Our Whangarei-based team includes: Murray Broadbelt, Wendy Silver (Consultant/Administrator), Barry Nalder (Consultant/Investigator), Alan Gordon (Health & Safety Consultant) and Robert Towers (Recruitment Specialist). Jennifer Dabb is our Auckland based consultant.  We continue to grow our services to include training, seminars, conferences and to contract human resource services to our clients.

Employment Agreements

From 1 July 2011, employers are required to retain a signed copy of the employment agreement or the current signed terms and conditions of employment. The employer must retain the “intended agreement” even if the employee has not signed it. Employees are entitled to a copy on request.

There are some provisions that must be included in employment agreements by law, and there are also a number of minimum conditions that must be met regardless of whether they are included in agreements. Employment law also provides a framework for negotiating additional entitlements.

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Changes since the new Health & Safety Act

The new Act wasn’t going to change things overnight, but one of the good things it has done is made people think about their H&S commitments and seek advice.

Health and Safety Report – October 2016

Some recent health and safety prosecutions offer us opportunities to learn from others’ mistakes.
Although these prosecutions took place under the old Act…

LEADR Accredited Mediator

Mediation Services

Murray Broadbelt is now qualified to offer mediation services using the LEADR method of alternative dispute resolution.

Dispute resolution through an unbiased Mediator is a proven and cost-effective means to resolve disputes. Our dispute resolution services focus on a non-litigious process to end conflicts that can be costly and stressful.

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