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Room for improvement to parental leave laws
As I guiltily drop my 14-month-old off in the “Crawlers Room” at preschool (she is yet to be categorised as a “Stomper”), I cannot help but feel an additional...
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10 days of sick leave: it’s official
The Holidays (Increasing Sick leave) Amendment Bill has now been passed, officially increasing employees’...
Twists and turns – Mainzeal provides important lessons to directors
The judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal in the ongoing proceedings between the...
Fair Pay Agreements, coming soon to a workplace near you
On 7 May 2021, the Government announced the much anticipated Fair Pay Agreement (FPA)...
New public holiday: Matariki
There has been some controversy over Labour’s newest addition to the public holidays list:...
Case update: visa holders must be treated in good faith by their employers
A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case has highlighted the importance of employers acting...
D-Day for employers of migrant workers
Today, INZ has released some further information in relation to the Accredited Employer Work...
Rounding up the change(s)
We’ve been getting queries from employers about any major legislative changes they need to...
Tighter rules proposed for freedom camping
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a discussion document outlining...
Security officers – a vulnerable employee
The Government has passed an order to include certain employees who provide security services...
Legislation addressing harmful online content
Two bills before Parliament which address harmful online content have recently had their first...
Hyndman v Walker – invasion of privacy
New Zealand’s tort for invasion of privacy was recently brought to the Court of...
Enabling drones integration
On 6 April 2021, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) released its Discussion Document Enabling...
Changes to California’s Consumer Privacy Act
While California is far afield from New Zealand, the recent expansion and strengthening of...
Four Lane Neave Partners named in ‘Best Lawyers’ guide
Four Lane Neave Partners have been honoured in the 2022 edition of The Best...
A cast-iron case for medical incapacity
We often hear about employers attempting to terminate an employment relationship by way of...
Overseas investment update
In these times of change and innovation, overseas investment will play a crucial part...
Buying or selling a business? The new purchase price allocation rules you need to know.
If you are planning on buying or selling a business this year, you need...
Forcing the point of vaccinations
With a rather significant portion of New Zealanders (about one in four) expressing reservations...
Common sense at last
Certainty, transparency and practicality; these are the straplines of the Holidays Act Taskforce’s Report...