Employment Law

We act for both employers and employees. We work with you to achieve practical, workable and forward-thinking solutions to your employment problems.


Employment agreements

We can help you make sure your employment agreements meet all the legislative requirements. Many minimum entitlements apply to employees under, for example, the Holidays Act 2003, Employment Relations Act 2000, and Minimum Wage Act 1983. We can help you make sure that you are looked after as well by having an appropriate employment agreement to govern the employment relationship.

When things go wrong

We can help you manage a disciplinary process, performance management or redundancy and help you to defend a  personal grievance if things go wrong.



Employment agreements

Your employment agreement is an important document in your life, and it sets out the terms and conditions on which you receive your primary income. It should be reviewed carefully before signing. We can help you to fully understand the meaning and implications of an employment agreement or variation proposed by your employer, and whether the agreement complies with the law applying to employees. We can advise you on whether a particular term in the agreement is common, what provisions you should consider challenging, and negotiate on your behalf.

When things go wrong

We can advise you on whether you have grounds for a personal grievance, and act for you in raising it with your employer, attending mediation and the Employment Authority if necessary.

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The information on this site is not comprehensive legal advice. Please contact us for advice and information suited to your needs.