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Compensation awards in the Employment Relations Authority: an update
A few weeks ago we published an article about the banding approach to assessing compensation awarded to successful employees in the Employment Relations Authority. Since then, the Employment Court...
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Trial periods and how to get them right
The future for trial periods is uncertain.  As drafted, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill...
Commerce Commission prosecutes finance company for taking security over prohibited items
In the first prosecution of its kind by the Commerce Commission, Aotea Finance (West...
Commerce Commission granted new powers to study the competitiveness of New Zealand markets
Late last month, Parliament granted the Commerce Commission the power to conduct market studies. ...
The future of trusts – change is on the way
On 31 October 2018 the Justice Committee reported back to Parliament following its consideration...
Changes to remuneration requirements on 26 November – Skilled Migrant (Resident Visa) and Essential Skills (Work Visa)
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced changes to the remuneration thresholds associated with both...
Lane Neave supports NZ Rivers
Lane Neave is proud to get behind the 2018 New Zealand River Awards. The...
Employer update – INZ increase fees and seek submissions for skill shortage review
Increase in immigration fees and levies – 5 November Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has...
Employees, social media and bringing the employer in to disrepute
As the role of social media in everyday life becomes more prevalent, the grey...
Charities: are you risking your charitable status by accumulating funds?
A number of charities do not spend a lot of money, but instead choose...
Blocking the majority in a major transaction – all the more reason to have a shareholders’ agreement
A recent case heard before the Supreme Court, Baker v Hodder NZSC 78...
Banking and finance: consumer credit law update and personal property securities update
Consumer credit law update Earlier this year, the Government sought feedback from the public...
Fixed term agreements – what is a genuine reason based on reasonable grounds?
Fixed term agreements are a handy tool for employers who don’t require a permanent...
The dos and don’ts of pre employment screening
Employers often want to know what they can and can’t ask in job applications...
Employee surveillance at work – a “how to” guide for employers
Employers often wish to monitor or record their employees while at work, whether for...
Lane Neave expands its Wellington office with the appointment of Commercial Property Partner, Sharon Skinner
National law firm Lane Neave has enhanced its commercial property practice, and bolstered its...
Lane Neave recognised with two award nominations
Lane Neave is pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted in two...
Continued focus on migrant worker exploitation
In our previous article on this topic, we wrote about Immigration New Zealand’s recent...
Disciplinary procedures: a recap
A recent example of a flawed dismissal process was outlined in Payne v Bupa...