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Opportunities to accelerate your career!

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Our clients continue to grow, develop and pursue exciting prospects, which creates three new opportunities to join our team.

We have opportunities for an experienced:

  • commercial lawyer;
  • employment lawyer; and
  • receptionist.

We are a firm based on client relationships and high quality service. We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly working environment, an established and growing client base, and a commitment to professional development.

To join our commercial law team you should have a minimum of 3 years PQE predominantly in commercial law practice. You ...

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Job opportunity! Experienced Commercial/Property/Private Client Lawyer

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We have an opportunity for an experienced lawyer to accelerate your career.

We are a firm based on client relationships and high-quality service. We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly working environment, an established and growing client base, and a commitment to professional development.

To apply for this role you should have a minimum of 3 years PQE predominantly in general commercial law practice. You will have dealt with property and finance transactions, leases, business acquisitions, asset planning, original contract drafting, ...

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A new Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill introduced

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This February, the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill was introduced to Parliament with the express purpose to:

eliminate and prevent discrimination, on the basis of sex, in the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment, and in doing so, promote enduring settlement of claims relating to sex discrimination on pay equity grounds.”

The Minister for Women, has promoted the Bill as setting a real foundation for change, with it stripping away hurdles for claims, after a Joint Working Group ...

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Employer rights and obligations regarding union access to workplaces

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With the Employment Relations Amendment Bill proposing to roll back the clock on many aspects of union rights in the workplace, it is timely to consider the law presently, and what are employer rights and obligations regarding union access in the workplace.

The rights of Union representatives to access workplaces

Section 20 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 provides the right for union representatives to have access to workplaces to:

  • Discuss union business with its members;
  • Recruit new union members;
  • Provide union information to any ...
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Political round up – a focus on employment law

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Although media attention has been well and truly on this week’s election, there has been little discussion regarding policies that relate to employment issues.

Unsurprisingly, National’s approach is to maintain the status quo.  In comparison, Labour is proposing some fundamental changes to employment law, for example, amendments to trial periods, the collective bargaining and introduction of industry-wide terms and conditions of employment (“Fair Pay” Agreements), which some have likened this to a return to a form of national “award” structures, and ...

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