Specialist legal advice
for employment-related issues

OSEA’s team of specialist lawyers assist our members with the full range of employment-related issues from compliance, collective bargaining, restructuring and redundancy to employment relationships, personal grievance and workplace accidents.


“Employment law affects most of us at some point in our lives,
so it’s important to have a sound understanding of it and get good advice.”


Training & Events

Performance Management and Disciplinary Issues

A comprehensive overview of the performance management process.

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Employment Law 101

Equipping employers to comply with employment legislation in the workplace.

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Introduction to HR and Recruitment

Update your knowledge around legislation and develop your practical human resource skills.

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Payroll, Holidays Act, and Leave Entitlements

Learn how to deal with annual holidays, public holidays, and sick and bereavement leave.

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Case Studies
Local Stories

Winning formula

Blue River Dairy's reach and product range is now much larger, as it's enjoying astronomical growth

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Beloved Gibbston cheese company taps into tasty trend

An artisan cheese company has been taking advantage of a new trend to help its business grow

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Bringing the fresh taste of New Zealand seafood to the world

While overseas Roger Belton first had an idea that led to what is now a seafood business

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We’ve supported Otago and Southland business since
1890 and are proud to be part of the region’s history of
business innovation. Here’s how we continue to support
sustainable business in the south.

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Phone 03 455 5165
to speak to our team.

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(OSEA members only)

Business Mentoring

We are part of the regional business partnership for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to provide capability development vouchers, Callaghan Innovation to administer research and development grants, and Business Mentoring that support business innovation.



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