Employment Law problem?

Our employment law team regularly assists employers and employees with all sorts of employment problems.  We advise and assist on a range of matters, including minimum employment rights; contract formation and dispute; performance, disciplinary, and redundancy matters; personal grievances; and all associated matters.

I’m Alan Knowsley and I lead a team comprised of some of the best employment lawyers Wellington has to offer. I have many years' experience in employment law and helping people like you get the best result for them.

I can help you with preparing or defending a claim and during the mediation process. In the unlikely event that the claim is unresolved I can assist you in the Employment Relations Authority.

Call me now for a relaxed chat about your employment problem on 04 473 6850.

The firm has experience in representing clients regarding employment disputes NZ wide in the Employment Authority and Employment Court. We are able to assist with the Employment Relations Act 2000, designing and drafting employment agreements, Personal Grievances and dispute resolution relating to any aspect of the employer/employee relationship.

Partner Alan Knowsley practices in this area with assistance from other staff.

Employment Resources

Employers'-guide-Personal information access requests under the Privacy Act


Employers' guide - Employment Disciplinary Process

Employers' guide - to Calculating Annual Leave and Holiday Pay…

Employers' guide - 6 Important points on sick leave

Employers' guide - 10 things employers must know about the Holidays Act

Employers' guide - dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

Employers' guide - disciplinary process

Employers' guide - employment practices & policies

Employers' guide - flexible working arrangements requests

Employers' guide - long term sickness

Employers' guide - maternity leave

Employers' guide - performance issues

Employers' guide - redundancy process

Employers' guide - suspected fraud


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Super Gold Card 

If you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder (Australian Senior Cards do not qualify) we will give you a 75% discount of the fee for one of our set fee 1 hour initial consultations. We will also give you a 17.5% discount off the first matter we handle for you and then 12.5% off any subsequent matters for you.  These discounts relate to your personal matters only (i.e. not business, trust or organisational matters or the sale and purchase of investment properties).

To receive the discount please let us know if you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder.