We offer quality and cost-effective employment law and employment agreement advocacy services for employers throughout New Zealand.
Our client services include drafting and negotiating Employment Contracts and Agreements; assisting in the resolution of employment relationship problems, personal grievances and dispute resolution; and publication of a monthly client newsletter which focuses on current contentious issues in Employment Law.
McPhail, Gibson & Zwart Ltd is dedicated to providing a quality and cost effective employment law and employment agreement advocacy service for employers. While we are primarily engaged in offering services throughout the South Island, we have major clients who utilise our services throughout New Zealand.
Employment Agreements - Drafting - Advocacy
We have been involved in the drafting and negotiation of employment contracts and agreements in a wide range of industries, and can assist at any level of this process from the initial strategic planning phase through to drafting, negotiation and implementation of agreements, either individual or collective.
We are well placed to assist through the implementation of employment agreements designed to meet your operational requirements, where and if required.
Our experience encompasses planning through crisis situations such as strikes and lockouts, including where necessary, the use of injunctions to prevent such action.
Employment relationship problem, personal grievance and dispute resolution
We have extensive experience in dispute and grievance resolution. We prefer to be involved in such matters before they come to a head, and as such see our primary role as assisting in grievance and dispute prevention. To this end we are available to give either written or verbal advice on how to proceed in relation to staffing issues to avoid potential problems.
Our team has a breadth of experience in all aspects of formal representation and advocacy including the following:
- Mediation Services and Employment Authority Representation
- Mediated Hearings
- Personal Grievance Claims
- Disputes over application, operation and interpretation of agreements
- Breach of Agreement Claims
- Compliance Order Claims
- Arrears of Wages Claims
- Employment Court Representation
- Appeals from Employment Authority determinations
- Injunctions (both interim and substantive)
- Compliance Orders
- Enforcement and Damages actions
We also have extensive experience in dispute and grievance resolution. We become involved in such matters before they come to a head and commonly to avoid, where possible, future grievances and disputes.