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Employment Law - business sale & purchase

Employment Law - business sale & purchase
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Understanding the obligations to employees when buying or selling a business is essential in helping to ensure a smooth transition from one owner to another. This seminar will look at some of the key obligations that arise, including; requirements regarding employment contracts, vulnerable employees, consulting with employees, and redundancy entitlements.

This seminar will include:

  • A practical guide of issues to look out for when negotiating the buying or selling of a business; including:
    - requirements regarding employment contracts – what can, can’t and should be done
    - Holidays Act 2003
    - availability provisions
    - decisions around the current workforce
  • A discussion of the sales documentation process and the due diligence required during this process; including:
    - best practice checklist for the buying process
    - hours of work
    - obligations for compliance including time records
    - what to do when vulnerable employees are involve
    - Health & Safety obligations
  • A brief outline of the amendments to the Employment Relations Act.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will gain:

  • Knowledge of employment implications to look out for when negotiating the buying or selling of a business.
  • Practical tips on the sales documentation process and how to get this right first time.

Who should attend

Commercial lawyers, junior employment lawyers, general practitioners, any lawyers that act on sales and purchases of businesses.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $145 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $195 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Live Web Stream 27 May
Auckland 27 May


June Hardacre pic WEB EDIT June Hardacre
Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Auckland

June is an employment specialist who regularly advises both private and public sector clients on all aspects of New Zealand employment law. Her practice includes advising on health and safety, remuneration and incentives, data protection and employee privacy matters. June also has significant international expertise, having practised at a magic circle firm in London for several years. She provides advice across the full spectrum of employment law, both in respect of employee and industrial relations. June supports clients on Holidays Act compliance matters, including liaising with the Labour Inspectorate, as well as working closely with clients on collective bargaining, personal grievances, restructuring processes, and corporate transactions. She is also regularly instructed to lead and advise on employee investigations on acceptable conduct, bullying, and harassment.

Simon Mitchell pic WEB EDIT Simon Mitchell
Barrister, Hobson Chambers, Auckland

Simon is a barrister based in Auckland. He specialises in acting for unions and employees with a special interest in bargaining issues.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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