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Cullen - The Employment Law Firm is a specialist employment law firm with a wide range of employer and employee clients. We have acted for employer clients from both the public and private sectors, and for individual employees.

22 February 2017

The generation of baby boomers are now reaching retirement age in huge numbers, increasing interest in ageism and age discrimination cases.

There has been an extraordinary development in the United Kingdom. Over 200 UK judges joined together and brought a claim against the Ministry of Justice for unlawful age, race, and sex discrimination and for equal pay.  More ...


8 February 2017

On January 27 new United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order entitled: "Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States". The order restricts entry into the US for 90 days for individuals from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, and halts Syrian refugee resettlement entirely. Even individuals with green cards who are originally from the listed countries are being denied entry to the US.

In the US, as in New Zealand, the attorney general has an important constitutional role. The then US acting attorney general, Sally Yates issued a directive to Justice Department lawyers not to present arguments in defence of the executive order because she doubted its legality.  More ...


25 January 2017

How often do you check your mobile phone for work related emails?

When you are waiting at the doctors or for a bus? During an ad break on television? When a meal is cooking? Before you go to sleep and first thing in the morning when you wake up?

Personal reflection and discussion with friends would suggest that for most people the time is significant and the occasions are many. But reflect a moment on my question. I think you will be surprised by the conclusions you reach.  More ...


21 December 2016

 Pike River families have protested at the closed coal mine and at Parliament. They want professionals to re-enter the mine to retrieve the remains of their deceased loved ones.

What are the merits of their plea and what impact may health and safety laws have had on the decision not to re-enter?  More ...


16 November 2016

We are pleased to welcome back Senior Associate Sarah Cates who has returned from sabbatical in Colombia, South America.

Sarah spent a year accompanying local human rights advocates and lawyers and carrying out international observation of the human rights situation in Colombia for Peace Brigades International. She has written two articles about her work for Law Talk, in August 2015 and August 2016.


Sarah pictured talking to a human rights advocate and member of AHERAMIGUA, an organisation accompanied by Peace Brigades International


Cullen - The Employment Law Firm is one of only eleven law firms in New Zealand approved to provide employment law services to Government and the public sector.

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