Taylor Shaw's specialised employment team of Kathryn Dalziel and James Pullar, are both well known and respected experts in all aspects of employment law. 

From issues arising at the commencement of employment, the employment relationship itself, and the ending of the employment relationship, Kathryn and James can provide sensible and practical advice to employers and employees.  This includes representation and support at mediation, the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and Court of Appeal.

We are regularly asked to comment on employment matters by the media (and welcome approaches by the media). 

Kathryn has lectured in Employment Law at the University of Canterbury and has authored the Employment Law Chapter in "Health Care and the Law." Kathryn is regularly invited to present on employment law matters at conferences and seminars.   

We provide our clients with a high level of sound and practical advice in the following areas:

  • Pre-employment screening
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Individual Employment Agreements
  • Work place policies and procedures
  • Employee benefits, including superannuation and KiwiSaver issues
  • Holiday and other leave entitlements
  • Minimum wage
  • Health and Safety
  • Personal injury: accident compensation
  • Information Technology
  • Harassment
  • Privacy
  • Performance procedures, misconduct, dismissals
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Retirement
  • Pre-purchase due diligence
  • Protection of confidential information and restraints of trade
  • Personal grievance claims and other employment related litigation