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WELLINGTON: The Employment Law Lens | Managing Employee Productivity 2022

Managing Employee Productivity in 2022 is the first session of The Employment Law Lens series- brought to you by Morrison Kent in partnership with HRNZ.

This seminar is an opportunity to share knowledge with HR professionals, employers and those working in this shared space on how best to manage employee productivity, disciplinary action and performance issues in 2022, taking into consideration remote working and increasing flexible working arrangements.

Morrison Kent’s employment law team will focus on topics from an employment law perspective, including how to navigate:

- Managing sick leave

- Flexible working

- Returning to the office

- Monitoring employee output

- Managing performance issues where an employee is working remotely

- Managing disciplinary issues where an employee is working remotely

- Preventing employment issues from developing into personal grievances

The team will discuss employment law trends and employer best practice in managing the employment relationship in these situations.

You will walk away with a greater understanding of how employers can work collaboratively with staff and take proactive measures to put a fence at the top of the cliff and not an ambulance at the bottom.

About the Presenters

Tess is a partner at Morrison Kent Lawyers and leads the employment law team. She works with employer and employee clients on all employment law issues. 

Tess has a wide range of experience across all aspects of employment law – including disciplinary issues, performance management, personal grievances, restructuring and redundancy, parental leave, health and safety, salary and wage matters, employment agreements and restraints of trade. Tess is experienced in mediation, the Employment Relations Authority, and has appeared in the Employment Court.

Tess partners with her clients to assess issues with legal and practical considerations in mind. She provides tailored and pragmatic advice to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Tess regularly presents seminars and enjoys partnering with businesses to conduct issues-based training for management to upskill them in employment relations matters

Olivia and Annah are junior lawyers in the employment law team at Morrison Kent. They both have experience in performance management, disciplinary issues, personal grievances, restructures, salary and wage matters, restraints of trade and in drafting tailored employment agreements.

With thanks to our Partner


Payment is due at the time of registration. If this is difficult, please email [email protected] to request an invoice.

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