Employment Relations

Staff are the most important asset of any business. Staff can also be an employer’s worst nightmare. Good employment relations are critical to the success of any business.

NMSNZ Ltd will assist an employer through the whole recruitment and appointment process, from initial interviews to reference and or credit checks, through to the final negotiation of terms and conditions of employment.

NMSNZ Ltd can draft and confirm the terms of employment with any successful appointment, by a comprehensive and binding “up to date” employment contract.

As a follow up, NMSNZ Ltd can also undertake on behalf of the employer, annual reviews with that employer’s staff.

It is crucial that any employment disputes that may arise are handled promptly and fairly (and particularly in accordance with the Employment Relations Act), to ensure matters don’t escalate to expensive and time consuming litigation continuing through the Courts.

NMSNZ Ltd are appointed to act under retainer for a number of employers as their employment relations consultants to resolve and mediate employment issues on their behalf. The benefits are that NMS acts as an independent third party, taking the dispute out of the workplace, and mediating on the issue with less down time and stress for the employer (and the employee).

Helping Employer’s avoid employment problems

We are able to offer employers positive solutions and procedures to assist avoid employment nightmares:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Employment contracts and procedures
  • Restructures
  • Redundancy
  • Dismissals
  • Mediation
  • Lay Advocate in the Employment Court

Helping Employee’s resolve employment problems

Our aim is to help employees resolve their employment issues and problems with as less stress and as quickly as possible. We assist with;

  • Disciplinary hearings or meetings
  • Personal grievances
  • Wages and payments disputes
  • Sexual harassment, discrimination and / or racial claims
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Redundancy

NMSNZ Ltd offer employers seeking Employment Relations advice

  • First 45-minutes consultation free
  • Central Nelson location with easy access and free parking at our door
  • Access 24 hours a day, seven days a week