New Zealand Law Society - Employment Law Committee

Employment Law Committee

The Employment Law Committee makes submissions on proposed changes to employment legislation. The Committee also maintains a close relationship with the judiciary and relevant government departments that oversee employment law.

About us

The Employment Law Committee was established in 1995 to monitor and make submissions on employment legislation and case law; comment on issues, practices and procedures affecting employment law practitioners; create effective communication with employment interest groups, courts, tribunals and government departments; and assist with practitioner education.

Our people

Ashley-Jayne (AJ) Lodge is the convenor of the Employment Law Committee. AJ is a partner at Anderson Lloyd, and helps lead the firm’s employment team. AJ is a certified Association of Workplace Investigators member and Certificate Holder and conducts independent investigations for employers and other organisations. AJ also represents clients at mediation, in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, High Court, and the human rights and privacy institutions, and provides advice to boards on governance matters, organisational change management, and complex settlements.

Membership of the committee is made up of experts in the field of employment law:

  • Karen Radich
  • John Hannan
  • Alastair Hall
  • Paul McBride
  • Anamika Sharma
  • Liz Coats
  • Melissa Johnston
  • Andrea Twaddle
  • Michael Kilkelly

For queries relating to this committee, please email our Senior Law Reform & Advocacy Advisor, Nilu Ariyaratne:

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