About Us

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During the COVID-19 lockdown period, we are all working from home and will not be in the office. Please contact us via email, or if required, via phone or Zoom/Microsoft Teams video conferencing.

We have forwarded all landline phone calls to our mobile phones.

We will be suspending all physical face-to-face meetings until further notice, at both our offices and client premises.

We have crafted some general guidance for employers regarding the implications of this emergency for their employment practices: What’s New. This situation continues to evolve, and we will be updating this advice accordingly.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your employment law needs.

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Steph, Johanna, Jordan, Catherine, Margaret, Angela, Macaela, and Aleisha

New Zealand’s Employment Law Specialists

Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law is a boutique employment law firm that commenced in February 2011.  The firm's partners - Steph Dyhrberg and Johanna Drayton - have both worked in prominent law firms in Wellington and have a wealth of knowledge in employment law.  Steph and Johanna have clients in both the business sector and wider public sector, including Government Departments, Ministries, Crown entities, local government, and individuals.  Johanna and Steph use their considerable commercial experience to help business people in the critical area of successfully managing their staff.  They have extensive hands-on experience assisting numerous clients in the public sector to resolve a wide range of employment issues.

Steph and Johanna take a proactive, supportive approach to resolving clients' employment law problems.  The partners have extensive experience before the Employment Relations Authority, courts, and Mediation Services. The firm helps employer clients to improve their workplace agreements, policies and processes to avoid legal disputes arising, and helps employer and employee clients to resolve employment relationship issues and personal grievances quickly and effectively.

Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law provides quality, results-driven advice in a cost-effective and pragmatic manner. Steph and Johanna work alongside clients to achieve the very best outcomes in often difficult employment matters, becoming trusted advisors.