Helpful reading

Ashleigh Bennett and Lotta De Smet | 22 Nov 2017

Employment law changes coming

The new Labour-led coalition government has signalled significant changes to employment law, which will increase protection for employees and may impact a number of our employer clients. We summarise the key areas in which changes are expected in the very near future... >

Commercial eSpeaking | 13 Sep 2017

Business briefs

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? >

Your Savvy Lawyer | 25 Aug 2017

Health & safety: first sentencing

WorkSafe New Zealand has reported the first sentencing decision under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 this week. The decision is the first guidance available about the interpretation of the Act... >

Commercial eSpeaking | 18 Feb 2017

Kaikoura earthquake

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. >

FINEPRINT | 18 Dec 2016

Children and holiday care disputes

In 2014, the law governing parenting disputes between separated parents was amended. Find out how this new regime applies to ‘semi-urgent’ cases dealing with parenting disputes around Christmas holiday care arrangements... >

FINEPRINT | 15 Dec 2016

Employment agreements

Do all your Employees have Employment Agreements, and do they comply? A recent report from Statistics New Zealand suggests that nearly 1 in 10 employees do not have a written employment agreement. >

Commercial eSpeaking | 03 Oct 2016

Business briefs

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’? >

Candice Murphy | 02 Aug 2016

Employment legislation changes

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill, out 1 April 2016, brings a raft of changes to employment law, this affects employment relations and employment standards. We summarise the main changes here... >

Candice Murphy | 01 Aug 2016

Health & Safety Work Act

We summarise below the most significant parts of the new Act that comes into force on 4 April 2016, and steps you should be taking to prepare. Here's what you need to know.>

Candice Murphy | 01 Sep 2015

A policy suite for all employers

Employers should ensure they have policies and procedures in place to comply with their employment, and health and safety obligations, and to deal with common employee issues that arise. Here's a summary of what most workplaces should have... >

Candice Murphy | 31 Aug 2015

Employment Relations Act changes

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2104 brings a raft of changes aimed at increasing flexibility for both employers and employees. We summarise below the main changes that may affect you and your business. >