Whether you’ve got an issue with an employee or you think your employer may be treating you unfairly and you need help, using professional help with employment law in Tauranga can help prevent it from becoming an unmanageable problem. It’s important to recognise that some of the long term issues arising from problems in this area can have far more long reaching issues than if you are in a large city.
Setting up good systems right from the start can help prevent issues on either side. Many people will use a standard one size fits all employment contract but not have it read over carefully to ensure it’s actually meeting their needs. There may be clauses that do not fit the running of your business, or, if you are an employee or contractor, are potentially damaging to your future working life.
While we have a “number eight wire” mentality in New Zealand about just getting the job done ourselves, when it comes to contracts and employment law in Tauranga and beyond it’s a good idea to get a professional to look at anything before it becomes legally binding – for either side. If it gets to the stage where a personal grievance is possible, or there are questions relating to unfair dismissals, or trying to have someone leave during the first ninety days, then it’s important to contact a lawyer to get their advice and professional help.
There are a wide variety of issues within this area of law. If you are starting a company or expanding and will need employees, you will need to look at how you can be ready to contractually protect your company, while looking after the people working for you. This means using expert advice for matters such as holidays and parental leave. If your business is undergoing restructuring, and you may need to make redundancies, you’ll need help ensuring due diligence is carried out, to prevent unfair dismissal charges being brought against you, and across the board it’s a good idea to have a handle on how to deal with protection of your intellectual property.
You’ll know that living and working in a close knit community successfully is about maintaining positive working relationships with the people you work with. Consulting a professional about how employment law in Tauranga can help and protect your business, or give you the tools you need to protect your career is a wise investment in your future.