December 2020 The lead up to Christmas and the New Year is when employers often look ahead to their staffing needs for the new year. Often, it is at this time that employers identify employment issues. It might be an employee who's not performing, it may be a need to run a different staffing structure,… Read More.

December 2020 A limited liability company (LLC) is a vehicle frequently used to own and operate businesses. One of the benefits of an LLC is the limitation of liability it offers to its shareholders. Whilst the company has full responsibility for the company’s obligations it shelters the shareholders from loss if the company’s business fails.… Read More.

December 2020 Overcharging at the checkout leads to $78,000 penalty In the lead-up to Christmas and with increased competition for discretionary spend (thanks to COVID-19), retailers must be careful when adopting pricing and promotional campaigns and ensure the point-of-sale pricing is accurate. This recent case highlights the need to quickly respond to customer complaints and… Read More.

December 2020 On 30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. One of the most significant changes in the Act is a presumption that trustees of a trust will advise each adult beneficiary: that they are a beneficiary; details of the trustees; and that they have the right to request trust information (such… Read More.

December 2020 There have been changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (Act) brought in by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019. Now the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) has become law as of 11 August 2020. However, the commencement date of certain provisions of the Amendment Act are staggered. As of 12… Read More.

December 2020 New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme has been under reform since 2015, with the Government announcing various changes to the trading scheme that was commenced under the Climate Change Response Act 2002. The basic principle of the scheme is that organisations can choose to reduce carbon emissions, or off-set carbon emissions, by purchasing (or… Read More.

September 2020 For many of us, the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown was the first experience of what it is like to work from home. Some are now exploring the possibility of continuing this either in a flexible or permanent capacity. In this article we explore some of the key considerations for employers and employees… Read More.

September 2020 We’ll look back at 2020 as a year defined by COVID-19. Despite the challenging nature of the economic landscape we have endured (and will continue to manage during this recovery phase), the reality is that employers’ obligations to their employees remain intact. This of course extends to redundancies. The starting point – considering… Read More.