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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
February 16, 2016

UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS

On 10 February 2016The Commerce Commission released a review on unfair contract terms in the Telecommunications industry.  This was the first review of unfair contract terms […]
December 1, 2015

EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS – AN UPDATE

The Building (Earthquake= Prone Buildings Amendment Bill will now be heading back to parliament for its second reading following the release of the Bill’s Supplementary Order […]
November 5, 2015

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS – WILL YOU BE READY?

The new Health & Safety at Work Act was passed by Parliament in August with the majority of the changes due to come into force on […]
October 15, 2015

NEW TAXATION DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND TRANSACTIONS

From 1 October 2015 transfers of Land have been subject to new Taxation disclosure rules.   The aim of the law changes is to ensure enhanced compliance […]
July 27, 2015

WARNING ON KEEPING SUBSIDIARY AFFAIRS IN ORDER

Late last year, the High Court in the case of Lewis Holdings Limited v Steel and Tube Holdings Limited made a parent company responsible for its […]
July 13, 2015

UNFAIR CONTRACTS

From 17 March this year, amendments to the Fair Trading Act came into effect which provided for a remedy in respect of unfair contract terms in […]
June 25, 2015

NEW RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECTORS OF NEW ZEALAND COMPANIES

From 1 May 2015, all new New Zealand companies have to provide the dates and places of birth for all directors. At least one director must […]
June 15, 2015

INCREASED SCRUTINY ON REDUNDANCY DECISIONS

Redundancies have never been an “easy” option for employers. The level of scrutiny that employers face to justify a redundancy decision has been increasing and the Court […]
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 […]

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