Everyone has heard horror stories in the media about employment disputes and how an employer has been ordered to pay a disgruntled employee large sums of money for what seemed like a trivial claim. It is even worse when the employee hardly seems innocent and has acted poorly.
Employment law can be minefield with seemingly endless obligations placed upon employers to comply with a myriad of laws involving employment relations and health and safety.
Unfortunately a head in the sand approach to dealing with your employees doesn’t generally work. It is better to have the foundations right and work up from there to provide a happy and productive workplace. The foundation to an employment relationship may start by having proper contracts in place and a health and safety policy that complies with the latest requirements. And if things do turn into a dispute, Franklin Law has an experienced and well regarded employment team well versed in offering sensible and pragmatic guidance to your employment needs.
The information contained in this paper is necessarily of a generalised nature and specific advice should be sought in relation to any particular situation. For an employment lawyer Pukekohe, contact Eddie Taia at Franklin Law. He’ll be happy to talk you through the basics and will help you stay on the right side of your employer obligations.
Eddie Taia, Senior Litigator