Immigration

Immigration May newsletter
In this edition: Travelling to New Zealand — bew requirements for visa waiver travellers How is world politics having an impact on NZ? Sell in May? Online advertising highlights...
Read More
Immigration April Newsletter
In this edition: Employer compliance: impact on changes to employer-sponsored work visas NZ’s strengthened...
Compliance for employers and recruitment of migrant workers
Unfortunately, the last six months has seen an increasing number of articles published in...
New residence category for victims of mosque attacks
The Minister of Immigration (Minister) previously indicated that the Government was looking at the...
March Immigration Newsletter
In this edition: Christchurch mosque attacks Population growth rate high, strong demand for housing...
Christchurch mosque attacks
The events which occurred on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch were nothing less than...
Major immigration changes – keeping your employees “in the loop”
As covered in our recent seminar series, significant changes to New Zealand’s immigration system...
February Immigration Newsletter
In this edition: Major changes to employer-sponsored work visas on the way Net migration...
Game changer – major amendments proposed for employer assisted temporary work visas (Chinese seminars added)
In late December 2018 the Government announced its decision to invite feedback on their...
Lane Neave office closure dates
Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable festive season....
Employment Relations Amendment Bill: royal assent expected this week
Almost a year after it was introduced, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill finally passed...
Fired for stealing a bag of chips
It is commonly understood that to justify terminating an employee’s employment you have to...
Immigration November Newsletter
In this edition: New policy changes in effect New Zealanders making their mark in...
New immigration policy changes in effect will impact employers
A number of recently announced immigration policy changes are coming into effect on Monday...
Compensation awards in the Employment Relations Authority: an update
A few weeks ago we published an article about the banding approach to assessing...
Trial periods and how to get them right
The future for trial periods is uncertain.  As drafted, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill...
Changes to remuneration requirements on 26 November – Skilled Migrant (Resident Visa) and Essential Skills (Work Visa)
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced changes to the remuneration thresholds associated with both...
Employer update – INZ increase fees and seek submissions for skill shortage review
Increase in immigration fees and levies – 5 November Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has...
Employees, social media and bringing the employer in to disrepute
As the role of social media in everyday life becomes more prevalent, the grey...
Fixed term agreements – what is a genuine reason based on reasonable grounds?
Fixed term agreements are a handy tool for employers who don’t require a permanent...