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Employment law and labour relations

People are your key business asset; we understand this. We are routinely called upon to assist our clients with important and sensitive matters. Kensington Swan has one of New Zealand’s largest employment and health and safety law teams. We are the sole legal advisor to some of this country’s largest organisations, with proven expertise in industrial relations, employment law, dispute resolution, collective bargaining, and commercial transactions.

Employment dispute resolution

Quick resolution of employment disputes is the key to minimising their cost and impact on your business. Our team is accessible and highly responsive. We understand the commercial and strategic drivers you need to consider when deciding to defend or settle a claim. More >>

Employment relations

Our employment lawyers are recognised by Legal 500 as leading experts in risk minimisation, compliance, dispute resolution and litigation, and strategic industrial advice. More >>

Human rights law

Human rights and workplace privacy can be complex issues. Our team has the technical excellence to understand and respond to New Zealand’s legal and regulatory regimes. More >>


We have conducted and advised on investigations for numerous organisations in the public and private sector. More >>

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Updates and Media

Back to the future: Labour's workplace relations policy

04 Jul 2017 Employment law and labour relations

Grace period ends: availability and secondary employment rules now in force

12 Apr 2017 Employment law and labour relations, Employment relations

New employment laws in effect from 1 April 2017

31 Mar 2017 Employment law and labour relations, Employment relations

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