McPhail Gibson & Zwart offer training for employers in the relevant areas of employment law/industrial relations.


In particular:

  • The Holidays Act
  • Parental Leave
  • Health and Safety
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Good Faith
  • Employment Relations Practice Series

Contact us to discuss your specific training requirements, whether you require further information on one of the scheduled courses or wish to discuss in-house training requirements.

Briefing Sessions - Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018

Wednesday 27 February 2019 - 9.30 am to 11.30 am; OR Monday 11 March 2019 - 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

At The George Hotel, Christchurch

Email us now to book a place - further details can be found here

2 Day Employment Relations Practice Course

This course now includes an Introduction to Health and Safety

First staging of this course for 2019 will be on 10 and 11 April 2019 - Enrolment details can be found here

This 2 day course examines employment issues from engagement to termination and relevant employment legislation. A comprehensive manual is provided. Topics covered include:

  • Pre-employment
  • Long Term Absences
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Performance Management
  • Holidays Act
  • Parental Leave
  • Negotiations and Good Faith
  • Redundancy and Restructuring
  • Policies
  • Legislative Updates

We have been running this course since 2005 and comments from recent participants include:

“It was interesting hearing the questions and experiences of the other attendees from such a broad range of employment contexts. Ordinarily we would not get to hear much in regards to employment matters outside of our own industry, and this was an unanticipated bonus to the seminar. We also enjoyed the differing styles and approached taken by Dean, Raewyn and Peter - each were informative in an engaging and sometimes entertaining way. We will definitely be sending other key management to this seminar when upcoming dates become available. All up, we had a highly productive, enjoyable and informative two days. The seminar is definitely to be recommended.”

"I so enjoyed the seminar and the speakers were all really good to listen to and entertaining as well. Very informative indeed."

"It was a great course - I found it useful to confirm existing knowledge and update that with the new bits of legislation that have changed."

"The seminar folder is the key. The two days were great but there was heaps of information presented although only a brief introduction could really be given on each topic. The seminar book allows me to go back through and find the answers for myself which is key."

"The notes will be an awesome resource to go back to in future."

"Very thorough notes provided, I believe I will refer to the handbook often and will be valuable to me."

"A really great course, well led and informative."

"Thoroughly enjoyed this course and the presenters were all easy to follow and very interactive with the group. I would definitely recommend this course to others in HR."

This 2 day course examines employment issues from engagement to termination and relevant employment legislation. A comprehensive manual is provided.