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Resource Consent Reforms
To honour the Government's pledge to speed up council decisions, reforms to the Resource Management Amendment Act 2013 came into effect as of 3 March 2015.
Overhauling the RMA
In late January, Environment Minister Dr. Nick Smith outlined the Government's plans to substantially overhaul the Resource Management Act through ten key areas of change. Will the changes meet the Government's goal of becoming more pro-development? Or will they weaken the established environmental protections already in place?
Upcoming Changes to Employment Law - A Heads-Up for Employers
When the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (Amendment Act) comes into force in March there will be a number of modifications to the Employment Relations Act 2000. This article summarises the key changes.
Indemnities to Employees
It is not uncommon for employment agreements and collective employment agreements to contain an express indemnity by an employer in favour of their employee for liabilities incurred by the employee in the course of their employment.