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Practical Employment Law - Wellington

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

Earlybird tickets are available until Tuesday 27 April. All pricing includes GST.

Earlybird Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $920.00
  • Non-member = $1,265.00

Standard Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,035.00
  • Non-member = $1,495.00

This one day beginner/intermediate level employment law course is designed to cover the essential elements of the employment life cycle for HR practitioners.

Taking a practical approach, we will highlight the issues that HR professionals are typically required to advise on, and providing legal and usable guidance on how to manage these. We will draw on experiences from the group as well as "war stories" from the presenters to make the learning interactive and entertaining.

Attendees will build on their understanding of their obligations as an employer, managing holidays and leave, performance and discipline, managing workplace issues such as bullying, harassment and discrimination, organisational change processes, through to termination of employment, personal grievances & disputes.

Who should attend: Those who are new to HR (or coming back to it after some years away) or line managers with HR responsibilities.

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

Registrations close 08:30am Tuesday 18 May.

About the Presenters - Blair Scotland and David Traylor

Blair has over 20 years' experience advising both public and private sector clients on employment matters. He has worked in-house and externally and his clients appreciate his legal know-how combined with his pragmatism that only someone who has worked as an in-house employment relations specialist can provide.

David has over 13 years' experience working as an employment law specialist in Wellington and London. He can provide advice in respect of the full spectrum of employment-related issues, both contentious and non-contentious and within both the public and private sector.

About Dundas Street

Dundas Street has a team of 8 specialist employment lawyers, providing the full range of advice from performance management and disciplinary matters to complex contract and industrial disputes. Their point of difference is that they have worked at the coal face and understand the practical issues facing employers and apply that to provide solution focused advice. They have a strong client base both in Wellington and Nationally, acting primarily for Corporate and Government employers.


It gives you a great foundation of knowledge to build on and it's a great way to refresh your memory. I came away motivated and excited to attend the advanced employment law course. HR Advisor, Revera.

Friendly and casual but very knowledgeable conversational style. Catered for different learning styles (some people like to talk, some don't!). Excellent overall. The excellent workbook to take away to refer to afterwards - beautifully set out and easy to find stuff. HR Advisor, Self Employed.

I found all topics covered in the course most valuable. It was exactly what I was after to assist with my knowledge on Employment Law. Blair related to his audience extremely well. He managed to keep all of us engaged. Director, Aconsult Ltd

Attending HRNZ Events

If you are unwell or have been around anyone that has been unwell, please do not attend this event. Please ensure you abide by the health and safety guidelines of the venue. You must check in on arrival, so we have an accurate record of attendance.

Events are subject to Ministry of Health guidelines and the HRNZ internal COVID 19 Events policy. To view HRNZ's internal COVID 19 Events Policy please click here.

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.