Understanding and complying with your obligations as an employer is imperative to the long-term growth and stability of your organisation. Employment disputes can be expensive, disruptive, and damaging to staff morale. For the employee, they can be stressful and humiliating if not handled adequately.

Health And Safety In Employment Law

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 reformed health and safety requirements in all New Zealand workplaces. These changes mean that there is now more responsibility on employers to ensure their workplace is safe by foreseeing and managing future risks.

The team at Dixon & Co are committed to helping organisations create safer, healthier workplaces through legislative compliance, training, and development. Our health and safety lawyers work with a variety of clients across all industry sectors to ensure they meet their Health and Safety obligations. Some of the issues clients are facing currently are due to a lack of knowledge or awareness of these changes.

We understand the complexities in this area of law and can provide information packages and legal advice to employers and employees. We can support you with expert advice on the health and safety obligations of a company, their board and senior management, with respect to the effect of proposed changes to the health and safety legislation.

We can offer specialist assistance to employers in handling WorkSafe NZ investigations as well as advise you on terms and conditions for health and safety compliance in employment agreements and other contracts. We can also advise on policies and internal issues in the workplace including impairment due to drugs, alcohol, stress, and bullying.

If you would like further information on pricing, upcoming seminars, and the services we provide in this area, or have a specific issue you need advice on, get in touch today.


Our team of specialist employment lawyers can advise you on your obligations as an employer, provide guidelines on hiring staff, employee performance issues, restructuring, personal grievances, and disputes. In times of change, we are here to advise you on all matters relating to restructuring and redundancies as well as employment related aspects of mergers and acquisitions. We are experts at drafting, developing, and implementing employment agreements, policies, and procedures.


If you are an employee, we can assist you with the preparation of a personal grievance submission. We will advise you on your rights and entitlements under the Employment Relations Act 2000, the Holidays Act 2003, and other relevant legislation and help you through the process to achieve your desired outcome.

The team at Dixon & Co Lawyers can assist you with the following services:

  • EEmployment agreements
  • EHolidays & Leave entitlements
  • ELegal obligations as a lawyer
  • ERestructuring and redundancy
  • EDisciplinary action and terminations
  • EPersonal grievances

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Who We Help?

If you are a business that needs employment agreements prepared or reviewed, or assistance with employment issues, our team has extensive experience in employment law matters.


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