Eloise Callister-Baker

Eloise is a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Team and specialises in Employment Law

Eloise joined the employment team at Hesketh Henry in 2018, after practicing at a boutique law firm that specialised in working with Chinese clients.

Eloise leads mediations on a regular basis and has appeared in the Employment Court, the Family Court, the District Court and the High Court.  She is a member of the New Zealand Society of Law and the Auckland District Law Society.

Eloise has also written articles on a variety of legal issues for Lexis Nexis’ Employment Law Bulletin, Lexis Nexis’ Dispute Resolution Law Guide and the Restaurant Associations’ Savour magazine.

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Examples of work completed by Eloise include:

  • Assisting large employers through Labour Inspectorate-led payroll audits, including multiple enforceable undertakings.
  • Appearing in the Employment Court as junior counsel on a Holidays Act 2003 test case.
  • Appearing in the Employment Relations Authority as junior counsel on an interpretation of a Collective Agreement case.
  • Assisting multi-national employers with redundancy processes.
  • Representing an employer in collective bargaining with a union.

Insights & Opinion / Eloise Callister-Baker

COVID-19 Redundancies: Cutting Corners Courts Censure
The Employment Relations Authority (Authority) has recently issued a determination that considers redundancies implemented due to the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions:  De Wys and Jenney v Solly...
13.08.2020 Posted in COVID-19 & Employment Law
Cancelled Plans and Future Liabilities: A post lockdown annual holidays FAQ
COVID-19 has not only hit many employers hard in terms of economic impact, it has also confronted employers with many employment challenges that require urgent attention.
04.08.2020 Posted in Business Advice & Employment Law
Court of Appeal considers the law on notice during a Trial Period… are we all clear now?
In Ioan v Scott Technology NZ Limited, the Employment Court looked at the requirement to give notice during a trial period termination under the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Act). Mr Ioan’s employ...
04.09.2019 Posted in Employment Law
Compliance Risks in the Construction Industry
Between 2016 and 2022, demand for construction-related occupations is projected to increase by approximately 56,000 employees. Temporary workers provided by third party labour hire agencies have long ...
15.08.2019 Posted in Construction Law & Employment Law
Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
You may have heard the phrase “triangular employment relationship” thrown around, particularly in the media. Although it sounds complicated, the phrase refers to a common employment relationship, ...
21.05.2019 Posted in Employment Law
Employment Law Changes – Today is the Day!
Today is the 6th of May - are you ready?!  
06.05.2019 Posted in Employment Law
Time for Change (again!)
The winds of change are once again blowing through the employment law landscape.
10.12.2018 Posted in Employment Law