Preferred Supplier

Black Door Law

Black Door Law is a boutique employment law firm which puts people at the centre of what we do. Our strength is the relationships we hold and build to create a true partnership. We work together with our clients to get the best possible tailored solution for them because every situation is different. Black Door Law is the Early Childhood Council’s preferred supplier for employment law advice and operate the exclusive ECC Employer Helpline.

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The helpline is available between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays and the Christmas New Year closedown). In the event a specialist employment lawyer is not immediately available Black Door Law will arrange a call back at a convenient time to the member. In the event that your query is unable to be answered in the session, Black Door Law offers preferred rates to ECC members to help them solve their employment law issues.

Black Door Law was founded in 2021 by Caroline Rieger (Caro) who after a wealth of experience and time in partnership leading employment law teams at big firms wanted to create a law firm that was truly values-driven and led. With 3 specialist employment lawyers (Caro, Grace and Alex), the firm provides top notch legal advice.

Black Door Law prides itself on excellence in client service and understanding that sometimes the legal issue is only a small part of a wider problem that needs to be addressed. The Firm’s commitment to excellence has led to them being named one of four excellence awardees in the New Zealand Law Awards – Specialist Employment Law Firm of the Year for 2021/2022. Black Door Law is an accredited living wage employer and is only one of 12 law firms in New Zealand with this accreditation.

Black Door Law can assist with the full range of employment law issues that arise including:

  • Resolving employment relationship problems
  • Avoiding and/or defending personal grievance claims
  • Devising formal and informal processes to address disciplinary, performance and medical incapacity issues
  • Organisational restructures and change processes (including redundancies)
  • Bullying and harassment complaints
  • Drafting employment agreements, contracts for services and workplace policies
  • Salary, wage and leave matters
  • Parental leave and employment protection issues
  • Reporting obligations to auditors or professional bodies
  • Privacy matters
  • Employment obligations during the sale/purchase of a business
  • Representation in mediation,
  • ERA and Employment Court
  • Restraint of trade issues
Exclusive to ECC members

Employment Law Helpline

Our members can access 20 minutes of free employment advice through our employer helpline.

Access the helpline by calling 0800 742 742, option 4 and enter your pin which can be found in the Member Portal.

Get assistance from Black Door Law

All ECC members receive access to the employment law helpline, as well as discounted rates for any further assistance required by Black Door Law. Find more details in the member portal.

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