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Daze no more: Holidays Act 2003 set to receive a much needed revamp
The Government has officially accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s (Taskforce) recommendation to overhaul the Holidays Act 2003 (Act), a convoluted piece of legislation that has caused much grief and...
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Payment available to employers if employee cannot work and is waiting for COVID-19 test results
From 9 February 2021 the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment became available for businesses to...
Legislation update: proposed increase in sick leave entitlements
In line with their election promises, the Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick...
Upcoming workplace law workshop series
Lane Neave’s highly regarded workplace law specialists will be providing invaluable insights into the...
Time, space and the meaning of ‘ordinary weekly pay’
In the Court of Appeal case of Labour Inspector v Tourism Holdings Limited ...
FMA signals renewed focus on financial product advertising
16 February 2021 is the deadline for submissions on the planned Guidance Note from...
Banking and finance: updates to the CCCFA, Business Debt Hibernation Regime and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme
‘Fit and Proper’ certification All providers of consumer credit (except certain exempt providers, for...
Lane Neave welcomes new Partner
National law firm Lane Neave is pleased to announce the addition of a new...
Lane Neave recognised in The Legal 500
The specialist expertise of six Lane Neave teams has been recognised in the annual...
New approach to vacant sites in Christchurch’s CBD
Christchurch City Council has approved the implementation of a proposed new approach to the...
Employment Court releases important COVID-19 decision
Were employees who did not perform work during Covid-19 entitled to receive minimum wage...
Lane Neave recognised in Annual Global Legal Guide
Four Lane Neave Partners and two teams have been recognised in the 2021 Chambers...
Criminal penalties for anticompetitive collusion – Lane Neave publishes free guide to upcoming law changes
Legislation to criminalise anticompetitive collusion – the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019...
Privacy Act 2020 now in force
The Privacy Act 2020 (Act) came into effect on 1 December 2020. For the...
Single use plastic bags are gone – what’s next?
Following the ban of single use plastic shopping bags in 2019, the Government (through...
Offering employees shares in your company? Read on
Traditionally the preserve of tech start-ups and large corporates, we are seeing employee share...
The events of 2020: another reminder that foundation documents matter for your business
Not many people would say that 2020 has been a smooth run. For business...
Election Results 2020: what Employment Law changes can we expect to see in the upcoming term?
On 17 October 2020 the election results were announced for New Zealand, presenting a...
Are current employment laws upholding Tikanga Māori in the workplace?
Lawyer Shelley Kopu gave a moving address at the recent Employment Law Conference in...
Looming increase in median wage
In a recent article published by Lane Neave, we addressed the fact that Statistics...