Are you experiencing trouble at work?
As an employee you have rights under law. The law can be complex but we can help.
Get in touch with us or take a look below at some questions and answers around employment law.
"I've lost my job but I don't think I've been treated fairly... what are my options?"
Your employer must treat you with 'good faith'. If they haven't, you have the right to make a personal grievance against them but it must be done withing 90 days (about three months) of you losing your job. Talk to us today about employment law.
"What is the difference between a lawyer and an advocate?"
There are two major differences: Firstly, a lawyer is not only trained in the law, they are admitted to the Bar - in other words, they are an Officer of the Court; Secondly, lawyers are answerable to the New Zealand Law Society so if you are unsatisfied with their service you have a regulatory body to complain to.
Employment advocates often do not have the level of training, education or insurance cover that lawyers have. Also, they are entirely unregulated.