Employment Law

Hamertons Lawyers offers a comprehensive employment advisory service to both employers and employees. We can assist you with any employment law issue that may arise. 

We advise on:

  • Individual and collective employment contracts
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Resolving and negotiating employment disputes
  • Procedures for hiring and dismissing employees
  • The implications of business restructuring and redundancy
  • Redundancy and severance
  • Holiday, retirement and parental leave issues
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Sexual harassment in employment
  • Kiwisaver

Steve Franklin


After growing up in Hamilton and obtaining degrees in both Law and Social Sciences at Waikato University, Steve moved to Whakatane and commenced practise with Hamertons in 2002.  He has been a partner of the firm since May 2005.

s [dot] franklin [at] hamertons [dot] co [dot] nz | Secretary: t.stuart@hamertons.co.nz
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Angela Kershaw


Angela heads Hamertons’ Family Law team.  Angela studied law at Waikato University and then moved to Whakatane to commence practise as a Family Lawyer in 2005.

a [dot] kershaw [at] hamertons [dot] co [dot] nz | Secretary: r.fairbrother@hamertons.co.nz
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Heather Tucker


Heather joined Hamertons in August 2014 after moving to Ohope from Auckland. Heather graduated from the University of Auckland in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and also holds a Commerce degree from the same University.  She was admitted to the Bar in August 2011.

h [dot] tucker [at] hamertons [dot] co [dot] nz | More information »