Welcome to Employers' 

Employers' Association has a proud 125 year history supporting businesses in Otago and Southland. 

We offer professional services including employment law, human resource and health and safety expertise, training solutions; and a wide range of specialist business information and support - all of which are designed to help you build on your own organisational success. 

We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you to request further information, seek advice, register for a professional development programme or to join our organisation.

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    Breaches of Settlement Agreements: Déjà vu All Over Again

Any employer who has been through an employment problem with an employee and survived will be familiar with the notion of “Full and Final”. This phrase found in a settlement agreement signals the end of the matter for both parties.

Well, at least that is what it is supposed to mean. Unfortunately that is not always the case. When one party breaches the terms of the settlement the other party may find themselves reliving a chapter of their work life they might like to forget. The re-run could end up being played out rather publicly in the Employment Relations Authority or Employment Court. When that happens it could be, as New York Yankee baseball team manager Yogi Berra famously said back in the 1960’s, a case of “déjà vu all over again.”



    NZTE Capability Development Vouchers'

The Otago Southland Employers' Association is registered to accept New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Capability Development vouchers.

If you have aspirations to grow your business you may be eligible for a NZTE Capability Development voucher, which is offered through the Regional Business Partners network.



    Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to the Employers’ Association 115th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 with Guest Speaker Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive BusinessNZ



    Proud Sponsors of 

»  The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme   

»  Administrative Professionals' Day celebrations

»  Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 



Upcoming Seminars

Employers' offer over 100 high-impact expert-facilitated training programmes, courses, workshops and qualifications across Otago and Southland, all at member rates.

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