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Bill proposes time extension for personal grievance for sexual harassment
On Wednesday 18 May 2022 the Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill (Bill) had its first reading in Parliament. The Bill proposes to...
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Navigating New Zealand’s wetland protection regulations
The National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater...
High Court grants application to renew lease
In the recent High Court decision Kuoch v Ganda, the Court granted an application...
New whistleblower framework receives royal assent
The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill (Bill) that was introduced into Parliament last...
Annual Building Code update underway
In case you missed it, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has...
Payment Claims and Payment Schedules under the Construction Contracts Act
To facilitate regular and timely payments between the parties to a construction contract, the...
Unit Titles Act amendments: apportioning running costs
Amendments to the Unit Titles Act 2010 were passed into law this month, May...
No such thing as a free lunch? Unpacking the employment status of unpaid interns
In the lead-up to Easter, allegations were made regarding the mistreatment of interns and...
To resign, or not to resign?
Picture this. You are trying to conduct a performance management meeting with your employee....
Avoiding personal liability as a director
Setting up your business as an incorporated company is an effective way to reduce...
Incorporated Societies Act 2022: a new beginning
Some nine years after the Law Commission released its report “A New Act for...
What the PRC’s new privacy law means for you
Late last year the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)...
‘Best Lawyers’ celebrates four Lane Neave Partners in 2023 edition
Four of Lane Neave’s Partners have been recognised in The Best Lawyers in New...
Is positive discrimination lawful in New Zealand?
In 2021, the BBC advertised for a trainee position “only open to Black, Asian...
COVID-19 vaccination requirements: what do employers do now?
This week the Government made changes to vaccination requirements in the workplace, removing some...
New IoT Cybersecurity Laws proposed in UK
The UK Government introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI) to Parliament...
Act aims to improve housing supply and simplify consent process
On 20 December 2021 the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment...
While you were sleeping
Over the last decade or so, there have been a string of cases colloquially...
Considering taking on a flatmate? Here’s what you need to know
Taking on a flatmate can be a way for owner-occupiers of residential properties to...
Fair Pay Agreements Bill introduced to Parliament
The promise of a Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) System was announced as part of...