About Me

Who is Melony?

 
I am an Employment Law Advisor.
 
It’s not the only thing I am, but it’s what I do for a living. And it’s probably the reason you’re reading this.
 

What does an Employment Relations (Law) Advisor do?

 
I help employers have difficult conversations with their employees. I do this by using a fair and consistent approach, using the policies, procedures and rules of the organisation, whilst minimising the risks.

 

When dealing with a difficult work situation, you may ask advice from very close friends and family. You may try Google, to educate yourself. You can do it yourself, but should you?

 

When you are in a tricky situation, time and ability matters. If you don’t want to go it alone, I can help you. I do it all for you.
 
As an experienced practitioner, I can tactfully and efficiently solve most workplace issues. I help my clients deal with difficult work situations by applying legally compliant HR processes. This reduces hassle, uncertainty and time wasting. It also, sometimes, avoids grievances and saves money.
 
My preference is to work hands-on, but I do work behind the scenes, with more experienced managers.  Mostly I try to help, before things get messy, but often I’m called in at the 11th hour. I don’t mind being the ambulance at the bottom of the hill. After all, it is my specialty. However, I’m not a miracle worker, and my magic wand is on the blink. Once a problem goes past a certain point, it only gets harder. Don’t let it go that far.

 

I am a translator and a guide.

 

When you’re in a foreign country, the local language would be foreign to you.  Trying to solve your problem under these conditions can be challenging. In the world of workplace problems, the language is ’employment law’. I ‘speak’ employment law. I help you figure out what to do.
 
I walk next to you to guide you through complicated and tricky HR process, to avoid Bad HR. The employment law ‘machine’ is not easy to operate. Negotiating with lawyers and their clients (your employee), makes it harder still. I support you every step of the way.
 
When I say support, I mean that. I care a lot.

 

My purpose is not to make you feel better (even though that happens automatically). My purpose is to relieve your stress. I do this by solving your problem.

 

Why managers wait.

 

We don’t like talking about our work problems. Just like we don’t discuss money. Mostly we hope it will just go away, and resolve itself.

 

It doesn’t.

 

And because you’re so busy running the business, some of the important ‘day to day’ people management, slips through the cracks. Then, one day, things just start going completely out of control, and you’re at the bottom of the hill.

 

You have 3 options.

 

Deal with it.

Accept it.

Let it go.

 

My advice: deal with it.

 
If you think about it, the other two options are not really options. If you have a poor performer, should you just accept it and let it go?
 
No, because that’s not acceptable. But knowing what to do, is hard, and sometimes you’re too close to the situation. I know.
 
That’s why I’m here.
 
 

I listen. I help you. I give you options.

 
But more importantly, I get rid of your problems.
 
So, to recap:

A good employment relations advisor, who cares and gets the job done.

You can get rid of a nasty problem, with my help.

Relief.

 

So, call me for a free chat on the phone. I can give you a quick answer to a quick question, or we can set up a time to talk about your problems, in depth.

HOW I WORK

I can meet you in person or work remotely by phone or email.

 

Here are some areas I can help:

 

  • Restructure and Redundancy
  • Advise you on your rights as an employer
  • Help you write a letter to your employee

GOT A QUESTION?

Do you have a question relating to employment law and HR process?

 

Call me on the number below or send me an email.

get in touch today.

 

Call Melony on 09 948 5163 or 022 475 2390

or send an email.

CONTACT US

Restructuring a business can be a challenge as the whole process needs to be coordinated to ensure compliance to the ever evolving HR space. Melony provided a coordinated and structured approach. I really liked that she was timely about the delivery of agreed outcomes whether it was documentation or scheduling follow up meetings. Good outcome. No PG's lodged either during or after the process.

Steve, Senior Manager, 86 Employees

Melony is knowledgeable with Employment Law. Before calling her I felt unsure, but afterwards I felt confident. She structured everything, and resolved my employee problem. I would recommend her.

Ian, Supervisor, 7 employees

Melony did my redundancy. She was to the point, and I liked that most. She gave me confidence and a better understanding. She gave me a 'birds eye view' of all the drivers, and she guided me through the process. It was a fair outcome.

Kamlesh, Engineer/Manager, 11 employees

Our HR case was difficult. For Melony it was all in a day's work. She brought structure to the investigation, and not only did she make sure the process was followed, she made sure we knew the laws. Her clear understanding made sure we got a good result.

Karl, Senior Manager, 156 employees

Melony is a great help, someone that you can rely on when you really need her. Her time management skills means that although she has a lot on her plate she always has time to 'fit us in'. She took the bull by the horns on a recent HR issue we had. She did a lot of the background work for us and gathered the facts.

Bill, Business Owner, 34 employees

We had performance and discipline issues. Melony's service was professional, hassle free and there were no further issues from the staff member. She is methodical and can get the job done at the earliest possible time. I knew she would sort it out.

Lakhmi, Business Unit Manager, 67 Employees

Melony helped with my performance management process. She provided conscientious, detailed and helpful advice. She was available for support and consultation throughout. Afterwards I had a satisfactory outcome for my business and a good understanding of the process for dealing with similar issues in the future.

Nick, Business Owner, 8 employees

I would recommend Melony for her expertise, experience and approachable manner. She is helpful and always delivers on her promises.

Tony, Project Manager, 22 Employees