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Tikanga in employment relationships
The recent Employment Court decision in GF v Comptroller of the New Zealand Customs Service provides helpful guidance regarding the application of tikanga in employment relationships. As a result...
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Government launches public consultation on Customer and Product Data Bill
Towards the end of June 2023, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)...
Records of Settlement and Capacity Issues
As we’ve noted in previous articles, once a Record of Settlement signed, it is...
Free workshops: Residence pathways for your parents
If you are a New Zealand citizen or resident, and considering applying for residence...
How to Handle “Proof” of Family Violence
The Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Act 2018 (Act) provides minimum protections for family...
Time to Have Your Say On Digital Content
Public input is being sought on addressing digital content regulation following the release of...
Roadmap For NZ Space Sector
The New Zealand Space Agency (within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) has...
Plan To Enhance $7 Billion Tech Sector
The Government has released the final version of its plan to support and grow...
Terms and conditions: 10 key protections for suppliers
At the time of writing, New Zealand is in a technical recession. High rates...
Are Uber drivers employees?
The Court of Appeal granted leave last week for Raiser Operations BV and four...
Does it pay to invest in a payroll system?
The Holidays Act 2003 (Act) is notorious for its complexity, directing employers on what...
KiwiSaver information packs – who receives them?
Ironically, despite ‘information’ being in the name, current legislation around KiwiSaver information packs is...
Free Seminar: Commerce Act Refresher
Wellington session on Tuesday 25 July – register here   The Commerce Act seeks...
Am I eligible for a Post-Study Work Visa?
Join immigration law expert, Julia Strickett, Partner at Lane Neave, for a free online...
Update your employment agreements: extended time for personal grievance for sexual harassment
Further to our previous article, the Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for...
Fifty Shades of Green (List): immigration routes get a massive shakeup
Free seminars in Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington – June/July 2023 Hot off the press...
AI is here: what do NZ businesses need to be thinking about?
On 30 November 2022 ChatGPT was released by artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory, OpenAI,...
Five fantastic benefits of trade mark registration
What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a type of intellectual property...
Non-disparagement clauses: keep quiet and carry on
It’s not uncommon for someone to want to let off steam at the end...