Wallace & Associates provide advice and representation in all areas of Employment Law and Employment Relations for employers and employees.
Employers must comply with the stringent procedural rules and the legal test of acting as a fair and reasonable employer. Not following the correct process can cost thousands of dollars even if you have a good reason to dismiss an employee. Paul works with employers and provides sound advice and support so that the correct processes are followed and employers fulfill their legal obligations to act as a fair and reasonable employer.
Our services for employers include:
- Advice and guidance on performance management of non-performing employees
- Disciplinary procedures
- Managing restructures and organizational change
- Employment issues involved in business reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions and business sale & purchase transactions
- Development and implementation of employment relations strategies
- Representation in mediation, the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court
- Attending disciplinary meetings
- Negotiation of exits for senior management.
- Resolution of employment disputes/employment relationship problems
- Drafting employment documentation, including employment agreements, company rules, policies and procedures.
- Advising on work related law e.g. Employment Relations Act, Privacy Act, Wages Protection Act, Health and Safety in Employment Act
Employees must be treated fairly and reasonably by their employer. This means the employer acts in good faith and in accordance with the rules of natural justice toward their employees. It also means employees are given the opportunity to be heard in all matters which affect their employment. If you are an employee having issues at work contact us – your initial consultation is free.
Our services for employees include:
- Attending disciplinary meeting or meetings to discuss performance issues
- Representing employees who are being bullied or harassed
- Representing employees in personal grievance claims e.g. for unjustified dismissal, redundancy unfair action by your employer – e.g. unfair warning or similar
- Advising employees of their employment rights e.g. during restructuring or business reorganisation
- Disputes over wages or holiday entitlements
- Interpretation of employment agreements and policies
- Concerns over health and safety in the workplace