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Be a part of the employment team of one of New Zealand's leading law firms. Join a team led by a Partner who values the people in their team, encourages open communication and provides a safe environment to develop, this is a team that collaborates to achieve the best outcome for their clients, while looking out for each other along the way.

Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role

Renowned for its progressive, supportive and fun culture, this is a great role for someone who is authentic, respectful, curious, and has a passion for employment law. The team is friendly and approachable, providing an excellent environment to continue growing your career. Their employment practice also has a strong focus on innovation and the evolution of the modern workplace, both internally for the team, as well as for their clients - so for someone with a creative and forward-looking mind-set, this role will be a great fit.

Based in their Wellington Office, you will be a trusted adviser to numerous employers in both the public and private sectors, in New Zealand and internationally. They partner with their clients to provide support throughout the employment lifecycle, so you will be involved in the full breadth of employment law issues with a good balance across contentious and non-contentious matters. Work scope will include:

  • Drafting clear, plain English HR policies, employment agreements and contractor arrangements
  • Personal grievances and disputes
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Performance management
  • Disciplinary investigations and dismissals
  • Enforcing restraints of trade
  • Industrial relations, unions, and collective bargaining
  • Remuneration and employee incentive schemes
  • Health and safety
  • Immigration law
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Employment aspects of corporate transactions
  • Broader investigations, including conduct and culture,, health and safety, fraud, whistle-blower complaints, and white-collar crime
  • Appearing as counsel in mediations and before the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the appellate courts.

This role is full-time but flexible work options will be considered, including part-time.

Mōhou ake | About you

  • Intermediate or senior level of experience with significant experience acquired in employment law
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • A practical and commercial approach
  • Thrive on problem-solving and have a friendly professional style
  • An ability to work digitally and flexibly
  • A current New Zealand practicing certificate or eligibility to obtain one.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Robert Walters is exclusively managing the recruitment of this position. Apply now. Or, for a confidential discussion, please call Apryl Burgess on +64 4 471 97216 or email Apryl.Burgess@robertwalters.co.nz

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Employment

Industry: Legal

Salary: Competitive salary

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1906430/001

Date posted: 29 April 2024

Consultant: Apryl Burgess

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