Employment Relations Advice
New Service for Members – Employment Relations Advice
The Chamber’s new Employment Relations Advice Service provides Chamber members with 30 minutes free advice on specific employment relations issues. This new service is part of the Chamber’s on-going commitment to deliver benefits to members and is in response to members request for access to quality, timely and affordable ER advice. Employment relations is an increasingly complex area and this service will assist employers in gaining clarity about their obligations in a particular situation. This service will be of huge benefit to small business owners who need timely advice on employment relations issues to ensure they are meeting their obligations as good employers. Early advice can often assist business owners to deal with an issue in an appropriate way to avoid heading down the path to a lengthy and costly dispute. It can also ensure that business owners act correctly right from the beginning to avoid any misunderstandings further down the employment track.
Five Chamber members with a range of expertise and experience in different aspects of ER are taking part in the Chamber’s new service.
The Chamber is delighted that members are prepared to offer this new free service to other Chamber members. There is an expert in every area, for every sector and every size of business. Members will be able to choose to deal with the business that best meets their needs. Information about the members areas of expertise and experience is available on our website www.commerce.org.nz Members can contact any of the members below to access the first 30 minutes free and confidential employment relations advice:
Intepeople (formerly Fanselow Bell)
Intepeople is an established provider of integrated HR solutions with a strategic approach to Employee Relations. Our focus is on the profitability of your business and maximising the performance and structure of your people resources. Our specialist consultants can provide customised solutions and services to your workplace – we operate across a range of industries, small to medium businesses, large corporates and institutions. Our strategic assessment and audit capability can help identify areas for intervention (solutions) and improvement across your employee relations issues. We also provide specific advice, advocacy and solutions for one-off issues – we can act as your ‘outsourced Human Resource and ER solutions’ team.
Our areas of involvement include, but are not limited to
- Employee Relations and Industrial Relations strategy
- Collective Employment Agreement planning and advocacy
- Developing Individual Employment Agreements
- Drafting House Rules, Codes of Conduct and Employee Handbooks
- Conflict and dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration, personal grievance resolution
- Restructuring advice and design of change of managerial processes
Ph: 03 546 8649
- We provide expert services exclusively to Employers -
Whether you need assistance with writing Employment Agreements, managing a poor performing employee, negotiating with unions, or dealing with a personal grievance, our team can help.
Our team possesses a unique combination of expertise. Our team draws from a combined experience of more than 60 years in ER, HR and leadership roles in fields including telecommunications, engineering, education, Information Technology, transport, aviation, finance, tourism, health, retail, oil and small business.
Our advice is pragmatic and focuses on achieving the best outcome for our clients. We will discuss with you your rights and obligations, alongside your options and risks. We will then provide you with the assistance you need to achieve a successful outcome.
Shine People Consulting
Shine People Consulting is a Nelson based HR consultancy with big experience. Our focus is simple – partnering with businesses to achieve their strategic goals through their people. We specialize in people management and development, helping employers to address those tricky people issues and maximize people performance. We have a proven record and established reputation for professional expertise, our ability to quickly get to the root of a problem , to identify and implement solutions and deliver great results. With over 23 years experience there aren’t many people issues that we haven’t tackled. Find out more at www.shinepeople.co.nz.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Managing performance issues
- How to create high performing, engaged, teams
- Behavioural coaching
- Workplace conflict resolution
- Undertaking disciplinary and bullying investigations
- Team building – improving relationships and performance
- Preventing and managing workplace bullying problems
Kimi HR is a human resources consultancy offering employment relations advice to chamber members. Kimi’s two consultants Sacha MacDonald and Patrick Smith were both raised in Golden Bay and having previously worked in senior HR roles with Sealord Group have an appreciation for rural and urban employers, understand land and sea based businesses and work with employers of all sizes. If you need help addressing productivity and performance issues Kimi has the capability and expertise. We can assist with:
- Employment agreement reviews and updates
- Advice on handling staff performance and disciplinary issues
- Meeting your employment legislative obligations
- Development of workplace policies and procedures
- Redundancy, restructuring and change management
Brian has extensive arbitration experience. He is an associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Association of New Zealand. Brians employment law practice has principally been for employers, providing advice relating to restructures and redundancies, disciplinary issues, employment agreements, personal grievances, restraints of trade, confidential information, health and safety, Holidays Act issues and privacy issues.
Kim is a senior solicitor in our Nelson office who has been with Duncan Cotterill since 2007. Kim advises clients on disciplinary matters, personal grievances, restructuring and redundancies, staff recruitment, trial periods and employment /independent contract agreements, as well as assisting with defences for Health and Safety in Employment Act prosecutions.
Brian Nathan, Partner
ddi: 03 989 1062
Mobile: 029 201 1746
Pitt & Moore
Pitt & Moore is a full service, commercially-focused law firm with a dedicated employment law team which includes two Partners (Rob Lane and Marty Logan) and a Senior Solicitor (Nick Mason). As one of Nelson’s largest and oldest law firms we have a long-established reputation for practical legal advice delivered promptly and with integrity.
Our employment team has the expertise to help with all aspects of employment law including preparation and review of employment agreements, workplace restructuring, employment dispute resolution and disciplinary issues. We represent our clients at employee meetings, in mediation, at the Employment Relations Authority and in the Employment Court.
Our commercial experience means we understand business needs and our specialised team is able to offer you the right person to deal with any employment law issue.
Nick Mason – Senior Solicitor
Ph: 03 545 7897