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We are connected. We work closely with our EY Law colleagues across the globe, and with EY People Advisory Services and Advisory teams to bring an end-to-end response to your people issues.  And we use our connections in business and government to put you in touch with the right people and develop industry leading practice.

We are insightful. We work across a wide range of industries and clients, from multi-national corporates and large listed New Zealand companies, to public sector organisations and entrepreneurial start-ups. In addition to informing our legal advice, our wide-ranging experience provides us with insights around industry best practice and global trends.

We are pro-active. We take pride in being pro-active and responding to your needs in a timeframe and in a way that suits you. 

EY Law services:
We advise clients on a full range of employment and health and safety issues, including:

  • drafting or amending employment documentation, including employment agreements, offer letters and policies
  • drafting and amending incentive arrangements, including drafting employee share schemes and executive remuneration plans
  • advising on compliance with the Holidays Act and remediation of underpayments
  • advising on compliance with employment related legislation
  • helping manage industrial issues and advising on collective bargaining
  • conducting independent investigations
  • advising on performance and disciplinary issues
  • providing training for HR teams, directors and managers
  • assisting in pay equity reviews and in implementing measures to reduce gender pay gaps
  • advising on privacy and data protection obligations towards employees and customers
  • drafting privacy policies and processes relating to employee data
  • providing privacy training to directors, managers and staff
  • advising on change management processes and restructures
  • assisting with the employment aspects of outsourcing, business and share sale issues
  • advising on the enforcement of post-termination obligations
  • providing representation in mediation or before the Employment Relations Authority or Employment Court

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