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Government looks to crack down on misuse of market power – sweeping changes proposed to section 36 of the Commerce Act
Last month, MBIE released a Discussion Paper proposing significant changes to the wording of section 36 of the Commerce Act 1986, which regulates misuse of market power. Currently, section...
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Pre-employment work trials – working for a day without pay?
Work trials. Are they legal? Yes, but only in certain circumstances. The recent case...
The strengthening of unions and collective bargaining
The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 is now law, and many of the changes...
Recommendations released on the future of Visitor Accommodation within residential zones in the Queenstown Lakes District
The Report and Recommendations of Independent Commissioners on Stage 2, Visitor Accommodation was released...
Lane Neave announce 11 promotions
Lane Neave is excited to announce a range of promotions across the firm, effective...
Lane Neave strengthens national corporate practice with promotion of Joelle Grace to Partner
Lane Neave is delighted to announce the promotion of Joelle Grace to Partner in...
Rest and meal breaks: an update
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union in Australia has been putting pressure on...
Is it a breach of the duty of good faith for a union to call the employer a “rat” during collective bargaining?
No, held the Employment Court in Kaikorai Service Centre Limited v First Union Incorporated...
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...
Changes to KiwiSaver expected for 2019
The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill (“Bill”),...
ACC sets aside $22 million for reducing work-related injuries
ACC has announced that in February 2019 small to medium businesses will be able...
Issues Paper – review of the Copyright Act 1994
At the end of November 2018 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)...
Alternative pricing structures: earn-outs
You have found a buyer for your business (or a business you wish to...
Builder fined under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulation
A Christchurch builder has been fined under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos)...
Lane Neave office closure dates
Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable festive season....
Submissions called for on unfair commercial practices discussion paper
On 3 December 2018 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi and Minister for...
Employment Relations Amendment Bill: royal assent expected this week
Almost a year after it was introduced, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill finally passed...
Government’s use of algorithms
In October 2018 the Department of Internal Affairs and Statistics New Zealand released their...
Regulating cryptocurrencies in New Zealand
In September 2018 the Law Foundation published its report on cryptocurrencies.  You can access...