Employment - Employees

Unfair dismissal? Poor working conditions? Bullying? Wage dispute? Having represented numerous employees and employers, McVeagh Fleming brings a unique perspective in our advice and representation to employees who have been poorly treated by employers.

If you believe you have been unfairly terminated, constructively dismissed, bullied, harassed, or need advice on the terms of your employment, our team of legal experts at McVeagh Fleming can advise you on how to put things right.

Talk to us about any employment issue including:

  • Unfair termination
  • Wage or salary disputes
  • Redundancy
  • Restructures
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Personal grievances
  • Restraint of trade
  • Bonus and leave issues
  • Employment agreement issues
  • Remuneration.

Recent Insights

May 2022

Accredited Employer Work Visa - the new visa and what you need to know

Significant changes are coming to the immigration sector in New Zealand, which will have major repercussions on employers who are intending to hire migrants to work in New Zealand. The Accredited Employer Work Visa ("AEWV") is a new temporary work visa being introduced on 4 July 2022. This new visa is one step in the Government's five step plan for reconnecting New Zealand to the world after the Covid-19 pandemic.
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May 2022

Probationary Periods

Should we include a probationary period in the employment agreement? As per our previous article, "90 Day Trial Periods", if you have 20 or more employees you cannot include a trial period in an employment agreement, as an alternative, many employers choose to include a probationary period.
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May 2022

90 Day Trial Periods

Should we include a trial period in the employment agreement? A trial period is a tool that can be used by employers to find out if an employee is suitable for a role. During the trial period, an employer can dismiss the employee and the employee cannot raise a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal, so long as the trial period is valid. Trial periods if used correctly, are a great tool for employers. However, trial periods are often challenged, so it is essential employers know when to use them and what is required.
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