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Prohibition on ‘cartel conduct’ comes into full force on 15 May 2018
In August 2017, significant amendments to the Commerce Act 1989 were passed into law under the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Act (Amendment Act). In recognition of the...
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Balance vs agility – and how to achieve it
The word on the street is that there is a new buzz word hanging...
Ex-employee penalised $1000 for Facebook post
Cambridge Analytica and Mark Zuckerberg aren’t the only ones who have recently been in...
Mycoplasma bovis outbreak – compensation for farmers
On 26 March 2018 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced that all cattle...
Think before you (Privacy) Act
We have seen an increase in employee privacy related claims and complaints, and employers...
Lane Neave Charity Golf Day 2018 – over 38k raised!
We are thrilled to say that our 2018 Charity Golf Day has raised over 38k for...
Grounds to dismiss an employee
Seeing as we deal with it day in and day out, we thought we’d...
Robo advice for financial matters – proposed law change brings this closer to reality
In October 2017, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), which plays a critical role in...
Why you should make brand protection a priority in 2018 – case study
If you are starting a new business venture, launching a new product or service,...
The in’s and out’s of parental leave
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed there have been...
Congratulations, Emma Jeff! Winner of our Morton Prize in Emergency Medicine
As a firm, we are extremely proud to support the Emergency Care Foundation (ECF)...
5 Year Employer Accreditation renewals – non-government entities “do not qualify”
Employers will no doubt be aware of the rigorous and complicated policy requirements that...
Easter trading
With Easter just around the corner employers whose businesses are shops should be aware...
Work trials, are they legal?
Some employers use pre-employment assessments – typically a brief unpaid “on the job” trial...
Preparing for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation
Introduction On 25 May 2018 the EU’s existing data protection (ie privacy) legislation will...
You’ve received an offer to buy your business – don’t forget to manage your risk!
Whether you have been looking to sell your business for awhile and a great...
More changes on their way
Many employers around the country are spending their time getting their head around proposed...
Days are numbered for 90 day trial periods
The days appear to be numbered for 90 day trial periods, with the Government...
Broad-ly Speaking is coming to Auckland!
We are excited to announce that Broad-ly Speaking is coming to Auckland! Key note...
Do you own a rental property?
If the answer is yes, whether commercial or residential, then read on to avoid...