Taylor Shaw’s specialised employment team are 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, we 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).

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
  • 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