This webinar is suitable for any lawyers dealing with employment law issues, some of the topics that will be covered include:
Attendees are also invited to submit their questions ahead of time, which will be answered during the webinar. Click here to submit questions in advance.
This webinar is approved as 1.5 hours towards lawyers’ Continuing Professional Development requirements.
Lawyers dealing with employment law.
John Hannan - Barrister
John is a barrister specialising in employment law from Bankside Chambers. He previously led the employment law team at DLA Piper New Zealand. He is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee.
He has had wide experience acting for employers and employees in the employment institutions and in the High Court across a broad range of employment related matters, from personal grievances through to collective bargaining issues to restraint of trade and breach of confidentiality. He also advises on human rights and privacy/data protection issues.
As the Covid-19 crisis has unfolded he has provided extensive advice to a range of employers on responding to the sequential issues as they have emerged, including obligations under the government wage subsidy scheme, reductions in remuneration and hours, stand downs, redundancy, and Holidays Act 2003 issues.
As well is working in employment law he has specific expertise in Education Law. He is a Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.
He has also carried out independent investigations.
He is experienced in mediation and arbitration.
Lucia Vincent - Partner, Webb Farry Lawyers
Lucia assists business owners, HR advisors and senior executives to resolve employment issues with commercial pragmatism. She enjoys working with Insurers and clients to settle complex and sensitive claims involving several parties, professional bodies, unions, and advisors. She also represents clients in the Employment Relations Authority and mediation.
Lucia is sought after to upskill businesses and professional bodies, both in house and at conferences and seminars including for the Chamber of Commerce and Chartered Accountants Association of Australia and New Zealand. She has authored papers and articles in national conferences and publications.
Lucia is instructed to conduct independent investigations into bullying and harassment. She handles historical holiday pay claims, Labour Inspector inquiries, gender equity, privacy, human rights and professional disciplinary issues. With her team she develops robust employment agreements and policy and resolves restructuring and personal grievances efficiently.
Lucia works with other employment law specialists selected for the National Employment Law Committee for the New Zealand Law Society. She leads the Employment Law Committee for the Otago Branch and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee as a Trustee of charitable trust THETA.
Maria Dew QC - Bankside Chambers, Auckland
Maria is a specialist in employment law, professional misconduct and related civil litigation. She acts for a range of employers and employees across the public, private and charitable sectors.
Maria serves as the Covenor of the NZLS Employment Law Committee. She is also a Chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. In recent years, Maria has been appointed to conduct independent investigations into allegations of serious misconduct in complex and sensitive cases including for the State Services Commissioner, the Waikato District Health Board, Hockey New Zealand, the New Zealand Labour Party, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and other public and private sector organisations.
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