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Employment Relations Update

The OSEA and BusinessNZ invites our members to the 2020 Employment Relations Road Show coming in February to a venue near you.

2020 is going to be a challenging and perhaps volatile year for employers as we wait on the outcomes of various reviews important to the workplace including, the Holidays Act, independent contractors, Pay Equity and Fair Pay Agreements. 

The legal team of the OSEA is pleased to announce that we will be joined by Paul Mackay, Manager Employment Relations Policy at BusinessNZ providing insight on what’s happening in employment relations during this critical period leading up to the General Election.

Please join us for an informative, comprehensive and interesting review and update on employment law, referendums related reviews and more.

See the timetable below for venue, dates and times of briefings.

Attendance is complimentary for members, but bookings are essential.

Non-Members $30

P 0508 656 757  E info@osea.org.nz 

More about our presenters

Paul Mackay

Paul has over 30 years high-level experience in the fields of industrial relations, employment law, labour market policy, strategic planning, change management and human resources in central government, state owned enterprise and the private sector. 

Paul has been involved in high levels reviews of many aspects of employment law, in particular health and safety, employment relations and, most recently, the Holidays Act. 

In addition to his New Zealand based duties, Paul has, on many occasions, represented New Zealand employers internationally at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as well as acting as spokesperson for the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) on employment related topics.   

David Browne - 
Legal Team Manager

David earned his law degree from the University of Otago in 2009 and entered the legal profession with a background in education, publishing and the arts. He joined our legal team in 2014 and over the past six years David has been actively assisting members with all their employment law needs. In 2019 David was appointed the OSEA Legal Team Manager. He hails originally from the state of Virginia on the east coast of the US. He is pleased to now call Aotearoa his home and volunteers his time with two community organisations. 

Adam Siwerski

Adam comes from a central government background, having worked in policy and law for MBIE. A key element of his time in government was working with both business and union representatives to find solutions to the issues that impact New Zealand workplaces on a daily basis. In 2016 Adam headed back home to Dunedin where he practiced law privately, advising clients on a range of employment, privacy and commercial matters. Adam has volunteered for a number of not for profits and board positions.  

Stu Adamson

Stu was born and raised in Oamaru, completed his law degree at Otago University and practiced as a litigation lawyer in Invercargill and Dunedin appearing in the District and High Courts and in the ERA. He has worked in Queensland as in-house counsel managing litigation for an ASX200 listed finance company.

Stu has experience in workplace health and safety and litigation. Based in Alexandra he will help support OSEA members in the Central Otago/Southern Lakes areas.

Course Dates

Cromwell 18 February 2020 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Cromwell Town & Country Club, Melmore Terrace, Cromwell
Wanaka 18 February 2020 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Lake Wanaka Centre - Armstrong Room, 89 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Queenstown 18 February 2020 08:30 am - 10:00 am St Margaret's Presbyterian Church, Ross Street, Frankton, Queenstown
Oamaru 19 February 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Brydone Hotel, 115 Thames Street, Oamaru
Dunedin 20 February 2020 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm Edgar Centre - Harbour View Lounge, South Dunedin


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$ 30.00 + GST for non-members


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