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Reduced Limitation Periods Have Significant Consequences for Mortgagees

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Changes to Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa Immigration Instructions Effective From 14 August 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Significant changes to residence class visa instructions for Skilled Migrant Category ("SMC") will come into effect on 14 August 2017.  These changes were introduced by the Government in April 2017 in order to prioritise higher-paid and higher-skilled applicants.  The announced changes have no direct effect on any other visa categories.  Read more

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Passed on 1 March 2017, the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 ("CCLA") represents a step taken by our Parliament to consolidate and modernise New Zealand's law relating to contracts and sales.  The CCLA will come into force on 1 September 2017. Read more

The Health and Safety Reform Bill

James Turner

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The enactment of the Health and Safety Reform Bill is expected to occur in April 2015. Significant changes to the workplace health and safety framework will require preparation now to ensure compliance.  Read more

KiwiSaver Employer Contributions Rate Change

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The minimum contribution rate for employers and employees has increased from 2% to 3% of gross salary or wages from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 April 2013.  Read more

Important changes to Employment Law from April 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

As you may be aware from recent media reports, changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA) and Holidays Act 2004 (HA) have now been passed into law and, for the most part, came into effect on 1 April 2011.  Read more

Employees Beware!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All too often an employer may claim it had fair grounds for the actions it took to dismiss or discipline an employee, but did so too quickly or used a one sided process, and in doing faces a difficultly in justifying its actions before an Employment Relations Authority.  In this article James D Turner, Partner, McVeagh Fleming lawyers, looks at the opportunity for an employer to consider bringing a counterclaim and two recent cases holding employees responsible for their conduct. Read more

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