34th Annual Industrial and Employment Relations (IER) Summit
Essential updates on new regulation & case law & ER best practice for all New Zealand IER professionals
MEET YOUR CHAIRS
Dundas Street Employment Lawyers
Susan is ranked as one of three leading Employment Lawyers in New Zealand by international ratings agency Chambers & Partners. Dundas Street was established in 2013 and has a team of 7 specialist lawyers. Susan is widely considered an expert on Industrial relations and is currently involved in several high profile bargaining situations. Susan is regarded to be the go to lawyer for complex, strategic legal issues and has a reputation for delivering strong practical results.
Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law
Steph Dyhrberg is one of the partners in Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law, a specialist employment law practice in Wellington. She works as a trusted advisor across a broad range of organisations and carries out independent investigations and reviews. Steph has a special interest in pay equity, and represented one of the supporting interveners in the Bartlett v Terranova litigation. Steph has a special interest in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. She was one of the presenters of a recent Law Society webinar on the topic.
Amanda Douglas leads the Employment and Health and Safety practice at Wynn Williams. She acts for employers and employees on a variety of Employment Law matters, with a particular focus in the dispute resolution area. This includes disciplinary steps, claims through the ERA and Employment Court, negotiations and mediation. Amanda also provides advice on employment agreements and organisational restructuring. Amanda has a good ability to obtain a pragmatic negotiated outcome to many disputes. Where resolution is not possible, she presents a well- considered case to the ERA or Court. Amanda also advises on health and safety matters, and regularly presents on employment and health and safety matters.
INTRODUCING YOUR INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sean Brady is a forensic engineer and analyst who works with business, government and the legal sector to understand and resolve complex issues that typically require a systems thinking approach. Sean has just completed the Brady Review, an investigation into the causes of fatalities in the mining industry in Queensland, Australia. This review analysed 20 years of incident and fatality information, was data driven, and culminated in 11 recommendations for both industry and the regulator on how to lower the fatality and incident rate. Sean speaks, podcasts, and writes about failure, human behaviour, data analytics and engineering disasters. He has also acted as an expert witness on numerous occasions.