April 2018 marks two years since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force.
Trial Period Notice – What Notice? Redux
Confusion continues to reign supreme in the application of trial periods: see our previous article from 12 May 2017.
Several days ago, President Trump announced to 49 millions followers on Twitter that he was replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with a new appointment, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
We are very excited to give you a glimpse of our completed owl (To the Land Where the Ponga Tree Grows, or "Tabitha",as named by our artists daughter) as she hits the streets of Auckland as part of the free public art trail featuring 47 giant owls.
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).
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.