Finding employment law solutions

Baden Meyer and his team understand that managing professional disputes or employment law troubles can be stressful. Working for both employers and employees, we will support you through all legal matters, represent you or claim on your behalf, and help you find a practical and stress free resolution.

Employment law is a complex area, which affects almost every individual at some stage in his or her life. It is important to get quality advice and effective representation. Employment matters cover both contentious and non-contentious issues. Baden Meyer, barrister is able to help in both these areas.

If something has just happened in your workplace and you need immediate assistance, please get in touch. Phone Marek Hamlin on: 021 027 11653 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to finding the best solution available for you.

Baden Meyer and his team provide employment law advice on areas of employment legislation that affect workplaces in New Zealand. We also pride ourselves on providing cost effective services.

Contentious issues

These include a wide range of employment disputes such as personal grievance claims, the legality of strikes and lockouts under the Employment Relations Act 2000 and claims under other legislation (e.g. the Holidays Act, Human Rights Act, Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act, and the Privacy Act) as well as claims under contract, torts or at common law (e.g. breach of terms under employment agreements, breach of confidentiality, or breach of fiduciary duty)

Non-contentious issues

Non-contentious issues include drafting of collective and individual employment agreements and company policies, ensuring compliance with such policies including health and safety and human rights law, and assisting clients with investigative and disciplinary processes, and restructuring/redundancy processes. Baden can provide advice to clients on a range of day-to-day issues that arise in all employment relationships.

Reducing the risk of liability in employment disputes involves a consultative approach, an adherence to compliance and good communication from the outset of all employment relationships. There are a number of express and implied obligations imposed on all parties to employment relationships and managing this area of law requires not only extensive knowledge, but also real life experience; Baden is the right person to contact for any employment issue that arises.

Baden and his team have experience acting for employers, as well as employees from all walks of life, and aim to provide both legal and practical advice to get any problem solved quickly and effectively.

You are very welcome to call us - whether you are sure you need legal advice or not - and we'll be happy to have a quick, no obligation chat to point you in the right direction. It may be that you do not need a lawyer; we can assist in putting your mind at ease.

We aim to provide expert advice about problems big and small, and you can rely on us for a quick and pragmatic resolution of any employment law problem you may have.

Typically, employment law issues arise out of misunderstandings or conflicts that can stem from minor issues or personalities within a workplace. We will provide straightforward and fair employment law advice on all issues that can arise in the workplace, which essentially includes anything that can impact your ability to be a productive and happy employee or employer.

In New Zealand Employment Law, any employee has the right to raise a Personal Grievance complaint within 90 days if they feel they have been subject to an unjustified dismissal, discrimination, or other forms of duress or unjustified mistreatment.

Employment law is all about establishing a workable process to resolve any issues. Baden and his team are able to consult on either side of the issue, provide advice on your chances, legal costs, and potential exit strategies or costs.

We are very confident in our ability to resolve any issue arising from an employment dispute, and will be with you at every step of the resolution process, whilst providing a professional, effective and affordable solution.

Restructuring and redundancies are a fact of life in business and employment. In terms of employment law, businesses are usually not required to pay employees any redundancy compensation unless it is agreed in an employment agreement.

However employers are required to go through a consultation process with the employee in question. When redundancy occurs it must be for a genuine and reasonable purpose and a fair process must be followed. If this does not occur then an employee is entitled to raise a personal grievance; Baden and his team can assist and guide you through that process.

Getting this process right from the beginning will prevent the risk of litigation further down the road. If you are about to make changes to your business, please give us a call to ensure you do things right and reduce the unnecessary risk of a claim later. If you are an employee and you think your employer is being unfair; contact us and we'll be able to advise you what options you may have available and if you may have a valid employment claim.

In order to prevent negative outcomes, we suggest giving us a call to discuss the case. Baden Meyer and his team will be able to ensure you go through the correct processes in order to protect your business, and your income!

For employees; we are able to review whether your employer has complied with the law concerning these processes.

Getting an employment agreement right is essential; if the agreement is deficient then problems can arise at a later date. No matter where you find yourself in the employment agreement process - be it drafting the contract or reviewing an offer – Baden Meyer and his team are happy to provide assistance and ensure all your employment law bases are covered.

A well-drafted employment agreement can provide protections that will help avoid expensive and distressing disputes.

We can act on your behalf in mediations or be a support person on hand. We can negotiate on your behalf in any employment situation - whether it is negotiating a new contract or working out the terms of a new role.

Whatever your situation, give us a call for a no obligation chat and we'll be able to tell you what your options and next steps are.

Baden Meyer and his team pride themselves on providing a fantastic service while at the same time being cost effective; so contact us for a no obligation free consultation to discuss your situation.


Baden Meyer attended Otago University graduating with an LLB in 2000. Following his admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2002 Baden worked as a member of several litigation teams in various highly regarded New Zealand firms before becoming a member of the independent bar in 2010.

Baden decided to become a barrister and work for himself because he enjoys the client contact and is energised by the challenge of advocating for his clients, whether in negotiation or litigation. Baden is able to keep his finger on the pulse of his clients’ matters at all times, from start to finish.

Contact Us

Baden Meyer - Barrister
Level 5, 43 High Street, Auckland City
PO Box 105-629 Auckland 1143
Phone: 021 02711653