Employment Law
Employment Law

About us

Your Employment Law LINK (previously Phil Butler Employment Law) is one of Canterbury’s leading employment law advocacy firms. With our extensive experience we are your best link to successful employment relationships.  We assist both employers and employees with the vast array of different problems and solutions.

For more than 30 years we have been providing advice to employees and employers in New Zealand and overseas on employment relationship issues, business restructuring, redundancy and personal grievances such as unfair dismissal, sexual harassment, bullying and stress at work. We offer a free phone consultation service that will allow you to get some immediate advice and support.

Much of our work involves advising people on how best to manage employment relationship and business problems. We represent our clients at meetings and we act for them at Mediation, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court.

By representing both employees and employers we have insight to both sides of any problem. We also know how stressful any problem can be for both parties so we focus on resolving problems, managing issues and helping relationships grow.

We focus on small to medium size businesses.  We know our employer clients need immediate and effective problem-solving. We seek to protect them from expensive litigation and provide them with employment agreements that are tailored to their business.

We represent employees from both the private and public sectors and ensure they know the potential outcomes and costs should they use our services.

Our primary business is to ensure that our clients feel heard and supported when any issue arises. Our clients can be confident their interests are being protected and promoted.

We recognise that often people’s understanding about employment law is wrong.  We use our blogs and Facebook page to correct these misunderstandings by providing information, advice and the latest news on employment issues.