Employment Law Team
We provide employment law services to clients all through the Wairarapa and the Wellington region.
"If you have an employment problem, we can help with practical, affordable advice, and pragmatic solutions"
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We think that employment law exists in a large part because employment involves people, and wherever there are people there are different perspectives and points of view, personal values, expectations, and goals.
Things can change in an employment situation for either party. A job may not work out as either party intended or hoped for at the start.
Being human means that sometimes we end up in situations at work where people have a different view of events and simply can't sit down together to resolve things.
That's were we come in. Sometime the law will say a situation is either black or it's white, but most of the time we need to listen to both sides and consider the best outcome.
"We love helping people, and in employment law the greatest reward is seeing a win/win outcome, and happy clients".
WHAT WE DO
Representation for either employers or employees in resolving grievances or disciplinary matters.
Support for either employers or employees engaged in employment related disputes.
Assistance for those engaged in a performance management process. We offer specialist training and documentation.
Independent investigations for claims of bullying, harassment, or other serious misconduct in the workplace.
We provide support and advocacy through the bargaining process, from initial planning, to managing industrial disputes.
We deliver workshops on regulatory compliance like the Health and Safety at Work, Parental Leave, and Holiday Acts.
We draft employment agreements and help employers with the Criminal Records, Human Rights, and Privacy Acts.
Redundancy & Restructuring
We help employers with business changes. We also help employees affected by restructuring or redundancy.
Tracy is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
Tracy spent her childhood in a semi-rural setting near Invercargill. She spent the first twenty five years of her working life as a sheep and cattle farmer, before beginning her legal career.
Tracy's first legal position was as a Solicitor in a general practice in Invercargill.
Her focus and expertise in employment law and workplace issues developed while she was engaged with a range of industry associations and groups over a number of years. Tracy gained a wealth of experience in employment law while working in Federated Farmers in-house employment team, and as in-house solicitor for the Meat Industry Association, the Fertilisers Industry Association, and Imperial Tobacco.
Tracy's professional experience also includes Operational Policy in regulatory compliance with the Department of Internal Affairs, and working as an Investigator, with the New Zealand Privacy Commission.
It is not all work though. Tracy loves her garden, and takes a special interest in heritage roses. Back in her farming days, she competed in sheep dog trialing, which took her all around the country.
Nowadays, Tracy has a small dog of uncertain breeding, named Keith. Tracy and Keith can often be seen enjoying a stroll through Masterton's fabulous parkland around Lake Henley.
CW Employment Law Limited was founded in 2017. It started out with its offices at 2 Perry Street Masterton.
We moved to 227 Chapel Street, Masterton in July 2018, where we shared rooms with Simon Ogilvie, Property Lawyer.
Since the pandemic Tracy has worked from her home office in Lansdowne.
If you have an employment issue, whether you are an employer or an employee, we are happy to consider your matter and the issues involved. We provide practical advice and pragmatic solutions.
Tracy is a member of ELINZ, The Employment Law Institute of New Zealand, promoting professional standards of employment law advocacy.
We do not take work on a "no-win no-fee basis". The ethics of those sorts of arrangements are much debated. Our view is that they are murky at best.
We understand that people face difficult situations during employment disputes, restructuring, and redundancy. We can tailor fee arrangements to suit almost any budget.
If you need to manage an employment issue such as a disciplinary process, or personal grievance, deal with a union, or make a change in your relationship with your employees or employer, then call us now.