An affordable employment law specialist to solve your work problem


Are you facing problems at work? Perhaps you’re unsure of what is supposed to happen and whether you are being treated fairly? Work problems are extremely stressful. After all, it is your livelihood at stake. As an employment law specialist, I am on your side.


Regardless of whether you are still at your job or not, I can represent you and provide advice and support. Think of me as your personal HR department — someone you can trust to provide answers without a conflict of interest.



Qualified employment law specialist


I have more than 10 years’ experience as an employment law specialist. Though I am not an employment lawyer, I am qualified in New Zealand employment law. And you can trust me to get the job done — with a friendly smile — at a fraction of what a lawyer will charge.



Making difficult work conversations easier


New Zealand employment law can be confusing and employment lawyers intimidating. I cut through the jargon and explain it in a practical and easy-to-understand way. I understand how people behave at work and have a proven track record of resolving some very difficult situations, involving some equally difficult people.


  • Unfair accusations

  • Personal grievances

  • Restructure & redundancy

  • 90-day trial period

  • Mediation

  • Exit packages

  • Forced resignation/constructive dismissal

  • Medical incapacity


Solving your employment problem needn’t ‘break the bank.’ Take control, and let’s work together.

Call me on the number below or send me an email about your situation

get in touch today.

Call Melony on 09 948 5163 or 022 475 2390

or send an email.


It became clear during the complaint process that I needed specialist help… Melony was responsive, professional, diligent, comprehensive and covered all bases. I was consulted and kept informed at all times. HR Lady helped me to retain my job and maintain my professional reputation. I would absolutely recommend Melony; the results speak for themselves.


Thank you so much for everything over the past 3 months – couldn’t have done it without your knowledge and constant support! Excited to have a little extra spending money for my holiday 😉 Thank you again for everything.


During my process, the biggest benefits of HR Lady was that I got closure, can help the next person, and have a (positive) explanation for future employers. Melony’s strengths were being conscious of my mentality, considering my opinions, giving me my options. Through this process, I always felt informed and well advised, and therefore confident. HR Lady is a great service, with the right skills and experience.


When I began my disciplinary process, I was uncertain and unsure about what I had done wrong. After talking to Melony, I was very clear about what I had done that caused concern about my behaviour. I benefitted by my visit with Melony, and appreciate her down to earth approach, clarity, and frankness. The result meant I did not damage my relationship with my employer permanently; I would recommend HR Lady.


Coaching during discipline process

HR Lady’s online ad was more welcoming than others – non-lawyer based was non-threatening. Melony provided clarity, excellent communication and a weight off my shoulders. Unlike my knowledge of lawyers, Melony provided clarity to the point, clear and reasonable costs. This all resulted well for me financially. I will definitely be using HR Lady in the future. Thank you for your service – a breath of fresh air, and a situation handled perfectly.


Restructure exit

Melony discussed all options available, and outlined the best solution for me. I was really comfortable sorting the issue through HR Lady. The main benefits I received was a very reasonable redundancy package, and reasonable charges. Melony was very easy to deal with and contact, and was tough with negotiations, and used strong negotiations with the company. I received genuine and practical advice in our first free consultation, highlighting her thorough knowledge about HR and legal procedures.


Exit negotiation

For the first time in my career I had a very real problem at work, I had no idea where to go or what do to. I found HR lady online, and was so impressed with the quick response to my initial email. I was already feeling very anxious about everything, and after one phone call, I was so relieved and happy that there was a pathway forward, and I wasn't alone. From the beginning to the end, Melony supported me both face to face, on the phone and via email. If it hadn't been for her positive approach, I honestly don't think I would have been able to go through this process. Whilst nobody wants to have issues at work, the experience I had with Melony was highly professional, supportive and encouraging, which enabled me to go through this process with confidence. Without a doubt I highly recommend Melony to anybody who is having employment problems, which require external intervention. You won't regret it.