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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Restructuring and Redundancy

This session is now full but you can find details for the next session here, taking place in October.

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This half-day course is limited to 25 attendees and will be presented virtually via zoom.

Economic upheaval is expected in New Zealand within the next couple of years. Many employers are facing the difficult and challenging position of potential restructuring that may lead to redundancies.

This half day course provides a step-by-step guide to starting a restructure and following a proper process that meets your legal obligations.

Course Overview

This half day course provides a step-by-step guide to starting a restructure and following a proper process that meets your legal obligations.

Our employment lawyer will answer questions like: What constitutes “genuine reasons” for restructuring and redundancy decisions? What else should you consider being implementing a restructuring proposal?

Consider relevant case law decisions and current issues relating to the economic downturn and other genuine reasons for redundancy.

Learn how to follow a restructuring process to comply with your legal responsibilities.

We will take you through the necessary steps to restructure your business, including considering options like redeployment. Discover how to help staff affected by restructuring, such as through career transitioning.

What to expect

Attending this course will give you a comprehensive overview on how to navigate restructuring and potential redundancies in your organisation.

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with Q&A and case scenarios. Concepts and case law will be explained by your presenter Julia Shallcrass, then applied in case scenarios and group activities.

This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss real issues in small groups. Attendees will receive a digital workbook for reference materials, and group activities.

Who is this course for?

This course is a useful guide for HR professionals, managers and business owners to managing restructuring and redundancies. It is a refresher in employment law obligations and will provide case law updates. This course is also useful for professional advisers such as lawyers and accountants seeking practical guidance for advising clients.


“Julia was an amazing instructor. Was informative and really engaging session. I also really liked that looking after yourself as a HR professional going through redundancy was part of the content.” Erica, HR Coordinator

“Thank you for breaking the course down in an easy to digest manner. This is all new to me - so I appreciated the thoroughness and your use of language which made the course enjoyable and very easy to follow” Helen, HR Advisor

“Thank you for the pre communication which set me up really well and to have the course materials beforehand was brilliant. Excellent presenter, Julia is knowledgeable and current and beautifully paced and the activities to get participant involvement were really appreciated and informative.” Rachel, Director

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Monday, 20 March, unless sold out prior.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass - Kiwiboss

As founder of KiwiBoss, Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer with expertise in upskilling HR professionals to create high-performing workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that facilitates inhouse training throughout New Zealand. Julia presents practical and engaging virtual courses through HRNZ, Engineering NZ and Business South to help HR professionals and people managers comply with the law and improve team performance. She regularly presents webinars through CCH Learning. Through her 4-week online course “Leader’s Guide to Performance Management”, Julia develops team leaders and managers to improve team results. Julia is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.