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

November 2023

Medical incapacity of an employee

Medical incapacity of an employee is a challenge that demands a delicate balance between empathy and practicality. Determining when to draw the line on a long-term illness and how long to keep a job open for a sick employee is a challenging task shaped by case law intricacies. Employers are not expected to hold a position indefinitely but they must follow a fair process before terminating an employee’s employment.
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September 2023

The Impact of the Upcoming Election on Employment Law in New Zealand

We are fast approaching New Zealand's General Election, and the nation's political parties have hit the campaign trail with their visions for the country. Changes are expected not only in the political sphere but also in employment and workplace relations. This article discusses the political parties' campaign promises and provides an overview of some of the parties' plans for the future, with a note that the list is not exhaustive
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August 2023

Proposed Changes to KiwiSaver Contributions: What Employers Need to Know

Is your company deducting the Employer KiwiSaver contribution from your employees' pay? A new Bill, introduced to Parliament on 8 June 2023, aims to revolutionize the employer's role in KiwiSaver contributions.
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