Anne Wilson


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+64 21 910 804


Anne is an employment law specialist with over 16 years of experience, gained primarily at a top tier law firm, but also as in-house counsel for Vodafone, and the Employers and Manufacturers Association. This gives her a unique perspective in meeting the needs of clients. Her work includes complex restructures, general advisory work, litigation, and the employment aspects of large corporate transactions. Anne was a key member of the Holidays Act Remediation project team in her time at Vodafone, and the act is a key area of interest, as well as issues raised by Covid-19, including vaccine mandates. Anne’s solutions take into account the multi-dimensional aspects of the employment relationship, and clients describe her working style as responsive and pragmatic.

Key Transactions


  • A large manufacturer on the interpretation of its collective employment agreement.
  • A large corporate on its compliance with the Holidays Act. This resulted in a significant reduction in its remediation liability.
  • A highly unionised workplace on a complex shift restructure.
  • An exit with a key executive member of a not-for profit organisation.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Waikato

Admission to the Bar

Auckland, 2002

Contributed Articles

  • Combatting modern slavery – proposed new duties across the supply chain

    It is difficult to believe that slavery still exists in today’s society, but the unfortunate reality is, it does. Modern slavery and worker exploitation remains in both the domestic and international supply chains and whilst our current laws on exploitation by employers goes some way towards combating modern slavery, the Government considers that that focus […]

  • Returning employees to the workplace

    Vaccination rates are high and we have begun to contemplate herd immunity whilst New Zealand works our way towards the conclusion of the current Omicron outbreak. Employers may now be looking to return their employees to the workplace in lieu of working from home (WFH) arrangements which have been the norm for the last few […]

  • A significant reform to New Zealand’s labour laws: the Fair Pay Agreements Bill.

    The Government has introduced the Fair Pay Agreements Bill to Parliament this week.  The purpose of the new law will be to provide a framework for collective bargaining for industry or occupation wide Fair Pay Agreements’ or ‘FPAs’ that will set minimum employment terms for that occupation or industry group. The new law seeks to […]

  • Easter and Anzac trading restriction – what are retail employers allowed to do?

    Thinking about the Easter/ANZAC holidays? Which ever way you like to enjoy your Easter, retail employers need to be aware of the special rules that apply to shop trading on these days of special significance. Shops are required be closed all day on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and until 1pm on ANZAC day. Employers who […]

  • COVID-19 Changes announced

    What are the changes and what do these mean for your business? This morning (23 March 2022) the New Zealand Government announced significant amendment to vaccination mandates, the COVID-19 Protection Framework and ‘My Vaccine Pass’ requirements. Following advice sought from health experts, the Government have decided to move away from their months-long approach towards COVID-19, […]