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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
April 22, 2015

RISING COSTS OF PRIVACY BREACHES

In March this year, the Human Rights Review Tribunal (“HRRT”) awarded a woman $98,000.00 for injury to feelings from a privacy breach involving her previous employer.  […]
April 9, 2015

A REMINDER ON THE LATEST EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT CHANGES

The latest set of changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 came into effect in March 2015. These changes have been well publicised and there is […]
March 26, 2015

GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT – REQUIREMENTS FOR A QUORUM

Most people realise that meetings of organisations, clubs, societies, bodies corporate and companies etc. need a quorum (i.e. a minimum number of members/directors/shareholders etc. in attendance) […]
March 26, 2015

DIRECTORS’ & OFFICERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE – ARE YOU COVERED?

Last year, the High Court gave an important decision affecting directors and officers liability insurance involving the former directors of Bridgecorp. The directors and officers liability […]
March 13, 2015

LIABILITY FOR RELATED COMPANY’S COSTS

Last year the High Court issued an interim judgment making a company held liable to pay a subsidiary’s debts even though they are separate legal entities. […]
March 9, 2015

GOOD NEWS FOR CONTRACTORS IN SUPREME COURT “CLAW BACK” CASE

When a company goes into liquidation, there is always the prospect that liquidators will seek to “claw back” money from other businesses or suppliers who have […]
December 17, 2014

WHEN AN EMPLOYEE DOES NOT SIGN THEIR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

The Employment Authority has recently considered a case where an employee declined to sign their Employment Agreement. In that case, the employer purchased an existing business […]
December 1, 2014

WHAT AUTHORITY DOES AN INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR HAVE TO BIND A COMPANY?

In the case of Ken Jones Building Supplies Limited v Edendale Investments Limited, one of the directors of the company entered into an agreement to mortgage […]
November 17, 2014

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES – AN OVERLY SUSPICIOUS EMPLOYER

The case of Narayan v Telecom was decided in the Employment Court in June this year and involved the dismissal of an employee who had provided […]
November 7, 2014

EMPLOYEES VERSUS CONTRACTORS

In June this year the Employment Relations Authority considered the case of Choi v Hagfish NZ Limited which involved determining whether or not an individual was […]

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