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Practical Employment Law

Location Date Time Presented by
07 Nov
8.30am - 5.00pm
Blair Scotland and David Traylor
Registrations closed

This one day beginner/intermediate level employment law course is designed to cover the essential elements of the employment lifecycle 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.

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About the Presenters

Blair has over 16 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 7 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 is a specialist employment law firm based in Wellington. Their point of difference is that they have worked at the coal face and understand the practical issues facing employers. As well as being lawyers, they have worked in industrial relations roles and as in house advisors. The firm is led by Susan Hornsby-Geluk and Blair Scotland, who between them have over 40 years of experience in employment law. They are supported by Ros Webby, David Traylor, Megan Vant and Chloe Luscombe, Senior Associates, and Matt Harrop, Associate, who are all experienced and skilled advisors. Dundas Street has particular expertise in public sector employment issues, collective bargaining, change management, personal grievances and disputes, employment investigations, mediation and litigation. They work at the cutting edge of employment disputes and litigation and have acted for both employers and employees in several high profile cases.


Both Susan and Blair were exceptional in delivery and they both pitched the presentation to the levels (and there were varied levels) to the audience. Up to date information, clearly explained and great examples made for a days great learning. Client Relationship Manager, Catalyst IT Limited.

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.


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Earlybird Fee* $800.00 +GST $1,255.00 +GST
Standard Fee $900.00 +GST $1,395.00 +GST


*Early bird (EB) price available when you register and pay before the date/s listed below:

Course Course Date EB* Date Ready to Register?
07 Nov
10 Oct
Registrations closed

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