Employment relations

Our team


AndrewSteeleAndrew Steele

ClaireMansellClaire Mansell
Kiren NarayananKiren Narayanan

We provide legal services and personal advice to employers and employees


We aim to resolve your employment problem in the most cost effective manner to achieve the best outcome for you. Our expertise includes:

  • Negotiating and preparing collective and individual employment agreements
  • Personal grievances and disputes
  • Dismissals
  • Redundancies
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Mediation and advocacy in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • Health and Safety in Employment issues
  • Pre-purchase and due diligence employment audits
  • Privacy Act issues
  • Holidays, wages and related tax issues
  • Restraint of trade

Martelli McKegg's lawyers are experts in all aspects of New Zealand employment law. If you're involved in an employment dispute or disciplinary procedure, you'll value our professional approach to your difficult situation. If needed, we can act for you in mediation or in advocacy before the Employment Relations Authority or Employment Court.

We regularly invite our clients to seminars and provide information about developments in employment law. When you're well informed, you're better able to deal with employment issues as or even before they arise.

Parental leave checklist

Paid parental leave has recently been extended to 16 weeks. There are several hoops to jump through for both employees and employers and Sarah Wroe has put together a handy checklist. The checklist includes who's entitled to leave and under what circumstances and important notice steps that can catch people out.