Our Services

Practical Advice - Pragmatic Solutions..... Our services include...

Legal Compliance

Employment Agreement drafting or review, Policy drafting, Employment Relations, Holidays, Human Rights and Privacy Act advice.

ER Advice & On-site support

Practical and pragmatic advice with Performance management,
Disciplinary investigations, Exit negotiations and Settlement agreements, Restructuring and Redundancy, PG management, Representation at Mediation & Authority and Independent investigations.

Unions & Collective Bargaining

Support with Union engagement or consultation, Bargaining preparation and strategy, Bargaining advocacy, advice on potential Industrial action and risk mitigation, advice on CEA interpretation and possible options to achieve business outcomes.

People Strategy

Advice on formulating people strategies which link Business outcomes with Engagement and ER/IR goals.

Health & Safety

Health, Safety and Wellness advice and Policy drafting, Occupational Health processes including Medical Incapacity and Drug & Alcohol Policy development and implementation.

Training & Facilitation

Formulation and delivery of ER training that supports business needs, ie Disciplinaries, Managing Poor Performance, Medical Incapacity or Absenteeism. We can tailor the content, approach and delivery to your business and provide after training support to realise its value.

About us

About us

We help business leaders and HR professionals with employment relations and employment law advice to achieve the best business solutions. If you need to manage an employment issue such as a disciplinary, Personal Grievance, deal with a union or make a change with your employees, then call us now. We are based in the Waikato and Wairarapa working across New Zealand in your business. Through Dunseath & Associates, we bring a unique set of skills to the market, with the teams HR and ER business background, union relationship experience and employment law expertise combined. We will work with you and your team to quickly learn your business, understand your needs and identify solutions.

Who we are

We are a team of ER professionals who have extensive experience working with senior management, HR, union officials, lawyers and employees. We are known for quickly understanding our clients needs and priorities and applying our unique business and legal skills to offer practical and pragmatic solutions. We are enrolled Barristers and Solicitors who specialise in resolving employment and contractor issues. We have unique experiences that we share with our clients, gained from Andrea's years of experience at Fonterra as in house counsel and Employment Relations Specialist, and Richard's previous time in legal practice along with running a farming, property and rural business. But it's not all work, outside the office Andrea enjoys being active with her family and friends, skiing, running, swimming and camping, while Richard can be found hitting the pavement, in the pool or on his bike training for the next triathlon in between spending time with his family and running a successful property portfolio.
Andrea Dunseath LLB, BCA
Andrea Dunseath LLB, BCA
Director & ER Specialist
Richard McNaughton LLB, PGDip(MgtSt), DipAg
Richard McNaughton LLB, PGDip(MgtSt), DipAg
Associate & ER Specialist

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