Employment Investigations

Employment Investigations

Steve Newby

For a free 30 minute assessment of whether or not an independent investigation is required or to get information on how an investigation might be handled if one is required, contact Steve Newby

+64 (0) 212621035    steve@newbyhr.com

  • Unique blend of state & private sector experience, significant practical & strategic ER/HR expertise
  • Investigated complex and sensitive ER issues, dealt with criminal sexual offending, sexual harassment / relationships, assault, theft, through to matters bringing the employer into disrepute
  • Dealt with volatile unions negotiated & implemented CAs/MUCAs
  • Managed large & sensitive change projects with ER/IR implications, quickly & thoroughly analyses issues
  • Understands need to find the cause
  • Succeeds for the best interest of the organisation
  • Very successful in face to face 1:1 & group meetings to reach a win-win solution,resilient & courageous
  • Master of Business Studies (Hons), Massey University.


  • Dealt with employees sexual relationship – Auckland firm
  • Redundancy / organisation review – Wellington

  • Merged 3 CAs remuneration systems (MAF, MFish & NZFSA) into 1 CA with PSA
  • Outsourced payroll

  • Settled CAs with EPMU & NDU, managed change including completing due diligence disclosures for purchase targets
  • Integrated NZ Piping Systems, Hurricane Wire Products & Allrig Services into Steel & Tube
  • Revised & renewed IEA.


  • Managed change with PSA

  • Investigated & resolved complex ER issues for a blue collar workforce & mediated settlements
  • Settled CA with PSA & EPMU
  • Revised & renewed IEA gaining 97% acceptance while removing existing terms & conditions of employment


  • Outsourced change and ER issues

  • Established bargaining strategy
  • Managed legal & SSC input
  • Prepared for CA negotiations

  • Settled PSA-based Dietitians CA
  • Resolved disciplinary issues with managers & in mediation
  • Provided policy advice for cleaners MUCA bargaining


  • Settled CA with Building Trades union