We outline the upcoming changes, announced on 25 January...
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Website privacy, amendments to cartel laws, health and safety fines, multinational tax legislation...
Often creditors are left wondering what happens if a debtor doesn't pay an undisputed debt. Find out how the court can assist you in recovering an undisputed civil debt...>
Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill - What could this mean for your business and employees? / Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 now in force - Make sure your business documents comply / Security Cameras - When does surveillance become an invasion of privacy? >
The pundits were right. The Minister of Finance, the Hon Steven Joyce, presented his first Budget on Thursday 25 May and it was definitely a ‘steady as she goes affair’ with few surprises. >
It will all come out in the wash: non-compliance with minimum employment standards; Further Takeovers Code relief on the way for small companies; and Employee share schemes, your time is up. >
Not all relationships were built to last forever, and even the most stable relationship amongst shareholders may waver. Issues may also arise unexpectedly, such as the death of a shareholder or... >
OIO changes to streamline the investing and consenting processes; and Limited partnerships become popular. >
Changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 brings greater focus on lender responsibility. >
The Kaikoura earthquake was another reminder of the volatile and unpredictable nature of our land. We set out some guidance on points if you own, or are a tenant in, a commercial building potentially affected by earthquake damage. >
Alert: Put a start date on your employment contracts; Employee share scheme tax update; An unsettling agreement; and When does a director ‘live in New Zealand’? >
The Court of Appeal recently revisited the all-important question of how far must directors go to ‘take all reasonable and proper steps’ when making decisions on behalf of a company. How far is far enough? >
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) sets out a number of duties and obligations on both those commissioning building work, and those undertaking it. >
Employers need to take care when proposing to make employees redundant. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Grace Team Accounting v Brake has confirmed a growing body of cases with the courts putting restructuring and redundancy decisions under increased scrutiny. >