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Can individuals be held liable for unjustified dismissal?
Earlier this year, we published an article outlining how individuals can be held personally liable for breaching employment standards. Under the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Act), employment standards are...
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Freshwater Amendment Report recommends changes to wetland regulations
Last month we provided an overview of the challenges faced by operators navigating the...
Is your business ready for the new Unfair Contract Terms rules?
Businesses should be aware of the new laws coming into force that prohibit unfair...
It’s good to talk: our Employment Law podcast series is back
With so much going on in the world of employment law, we are reviving...
Bill proposes time extension for personal grievance for sexual harassment
On Wednesday 18 May 2022 the Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for...
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...