You know the adage, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging"? It is apt in so many areas of business (and life!) but is particularly relevant when it comes to WorkSafe notifications. Our message to you – if there is an incident or event that needs to be notified to WorkSafe, for heaven's sake, notify it! Keeping quiet is only going to make the proverbial hole deeper.
Shops can now open on Easter Sunday
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (Act) allows certain shops to be open for business, subject to local council requirements. Employers may require shop employees to work on Easter Sunday (this year, 1 April 2018).
It’s a New Year, a new(ish) Government… so it must be time for some new employment law! The Coalition Government managed to reach an agreed, compromise position between its partners on proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Act).
Hesketh Henry has received the following recommendations and commentary in the high profile Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 directory. Please click here for more information
The absence of a resident director might result in a New Zealand company being struck off, but that won’t prevent it from enforcing its rights whilst still in existence
Preparing a will means that a person can be reassured that on their death, their assets will be distributed according to their wishes. You should draft your will as you think is appropriate for your family. However, as a will maker, you must be mindful of your legislative duty to make adequate provision for all members of your family.
Sales promotions are an important tool in marketing. Consumers are often attracted to a 'good deal' or a 'bargain'. Terms such as '50% off' or 'last days of summer sale' grab consumers' attention and as it turns out, not only consumers.
Regularly reviewing your will is just as important as making one in the first place. Your will is a living document, which should be updated to reflect changes in your life. Written by Ala Sonti
We all know that payroll compliance can be a nightmare. Automated systems don’t necessarily fit individual situations, employee work patterns don’t always fit the mould, and this is overlaid with a very technical area of the law. And to make matters worse; maths!
This note summaries recent construction law decisions and developments in New Zealand.
Just when we thought that the law around trial periods was settling down and we knew where we all stood, the ground has shifted again. The latest wrinkle is, once again, around the concept of giving notice of a trial period termination.
This update provides a summary of judgments released over the past six months. A more extensive discussion of particular judgments is linked to case names highlighted in the summary table. For further information on issues raised in this update, please contact the Hesketh Henry insurance law team.
We are often asked by parents how they can protect the inheritance they will provide for their children – keeping it safe from relationship property and creditor claims. Written by Mary Joy Simpson.
The Sunday Star Times led with a front page article "Bayleys agent Tonya Spicer was sacked after police 'leaked' unlawful information to her employer”. The headline article continues with surprise that Ms Spicer, having been found not guilty of supplying methamphetamine could then be sacked by her employer.