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Wellington appointment bolsters Lane Neave national immigration law offering
National law firm Lane Neave has enhanced its immigration service to existing and new Wellington based immigration clients with the appointment of Solicitor, Josh Templeton. Josh joins Lane Neave’s...
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Vicarious liability – is an employer liable for harm caused by negligent employees?
It has long been the position that an employer will be liable for the...
Travelling to New Zealand — new requirements for visa waiver travellers
From 1 October 2019 some international visitors and transit passengers must hold an Electronic...
Immigration May newsletter
In this edition: Travelling to New Zealand — bew requirements for visa waiver travellers...
The Equal Pay Amendment Bill marches one step closer to becoming law
Employment legislation is on the move once again with the Equal Pay Amendment Bill...
Some clarity regarding availability provisions
A recent ruling in the Employment Court has clarified whether employers can require their...
Change coming for all Incorporated Societies
Incorporated Societies (and there are over 23,000 in New Zealand) must comply at present...
Can you rely on the authority of a director (acting alone) to bind a company?
How can you be confident that a person signing a contract on behalf of...
When can a parent company be liable for its subsidiary’s actions?
The recent (and ongoing) Mainzeal case has highlighted the circumstances in which directors can...
Employee secondments
There are a number of scenarios where an employee may be placed on secondment....
New good faith code effective as of 6 May 2019
A revised  Code of Good faith in Collective Bargaining (Code) came into force on...
Final reminder: 6 May 2019 employment law changes on the horizon
In less than a week, a majority of those Employment Relations amendments passed at...
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...
Can you charge an employee for on-the-job training?
Training a new employee is part of the induction process to help them get...
Technology update: how will the Privacy Bill impact you?
Privacy laws apply to every organisation.  They apply whenever personal information is collected, including...
Failure to obtain consent a costly mistake – FTG Securities Limited v Bank of New Zealand
The recent Court of Appeal’s decision in FTG Securities Limited v Bank of New...
Banking and finance: consumer credit law update
Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill The first draft of the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment...
The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
Update on progress On 3 April 2019, the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill...