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Redundancy and Justification – New Obligations for Employers

Summer 2006

In this article, Andrea Twaddle, a solicitor specialising in employment law at the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, outlines the operation of the statutory test of justification to situations of redundancy dismissals.

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Get Your Calculators Ready – Four Weeks’ Paid Annual Holidays Approaching

Summer 2006

In this article, David Oliver, a solicitor specialising in employment law at the Napier Lawlink firm of Langley Twigg, discusses the complexities and implications of the increase to four weeks annual leave from 1 April 2007.

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Fixed Term Employment

Summer 2006

Hullo and Goodbye! Are fixed term employment agreements permitted under the current employment law? Gerard Kilpatrick, a partner in the Warkworth Lawlink firm of Webster Malcolm & Kilpatrick, looks at this issue, which has recently been the subject of several high profile employment disputes.

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Decision – Whangamata Marina Society

Summer 2006

Grant Slevin, a solicitor with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, discusses the High Court decision that forced the Minister of Conservation to reconsider his refusal of a permit for a marina development in Whangamata.

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Whangamata Marina - Why Such a Long-Winded Voyage?

Summer 2006

Joan Forret, an associate with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, assisted Simon Menzies, partner, as Counsel for the Whangamata Marina Society through the Council and Environment Court hearings and continues to act for the Society in resource management matters.

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Construction Contracts Act 2002 – Important Lessons Still Not Learnt Three Years On

Summer 2006

Joanna Pidgeon, partner, and Joanne Chilvers, solicitor, from the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, provide construction and property development advice. In this article, they remind parties to a construction contract of the dangers of not following procedures.

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Probationary Arrangements, Section 67 Of The Employment Relations Act 2000

Summer 2006

Katharina Friedli, a solicitor with the Whangarei Lawlink firm of Webb Ross, discusses probationary periods in employment agreements under the Employment Relations Act 2000.

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The Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service: A Death Knell for Cyber-Squatters?

Summer 2006

The Domain Name Resolution Service came into being in June this year. Kevin Bond, a solicitor with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, looks at how the Service operates.

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Defining Altruism - Is Your Charity "Charitable"?

Summer 2006

If you are considering establishing a charity, its purpose needs to be defined as legally "charitable" to receive the taxation benefits which come from its charitable status. Matthew Peploe, an associate with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, discusses what is charitable.

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Legalities of Digital Downloading

Summer 2006

Rochelle Hume, an associate with the Warkworth Lawlink firm of Webster Malcolm & Kilpatrick, looks at a recent case in Australia where breach of copyright was alleged against a company hosting file sharing software

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The Waitangi Tribunal – Good Idea Or Gravy Train?

Summer 2006

Simon Ellis, a consultant with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, looks back at the work of the Waitangi Tribunal, as an end to historical claims is proposed in Parliament.

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