Publications

We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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Requirement changes This morning, the Minister announced significant changes to work visa requirements. These changes will benefit both migrants and their employers, by easily enabling migrants to obtain further work visas to continue in their existing employment. From Monday, a migrant can apply More »
Of late, several examples of immigrant exploitation have worked their way through the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. These have prompted numerous media reports, and it seems, the beginnings of some significant change. Under the current immigration system, a migrant More »
The new employer accreditation regime will come into effect in late September 2021. This new scheme will be compulsory for any employers wishing to support migrants to obtain or renew work visas, from 1 November. Whilst these changes are important to all business operators, franchisees need to take More »
Last Friday evening, Immigration New Zealand, announced changes affecting Essential Skills work visa applications, and Resident visa applications made under the Skilled Migrant Category. Essential Skills work visas Changes to “stand down” period from 10 June 2021 - The stand-down period More »
On Thursday 6 May 2021, the firm celebrated the opening of the Queenstown office with a party at Millbrook. Over 150 clients, referrers, friends of the firm and Duncan Cotterill employees attended the event which was a great success. Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult was the guest speaker. More »
Click here to view our NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2021 sponsor video presented by technology partners Scott Moran, Michael Moyes and senior associate Peter Fernando. Duncan Cotterill was a sponsor of the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution category at the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. This is our sponsor More »
In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that mesothelioma is a personal injury caused by an accident, and that people with mesothelioma are therefore entitled to ACC cover, whether or not it was contracted at work. Background Mesothelioma is a dreadful lung cancer, which is More »
The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021 has received its Royal Assent, having passed its final reading in Parliament last week. The Act will come into force on 24 July 2021, amending the provisions of the Holidays Act 2003. The Act increases the sick days available to employees from More »
The Incorporated Societies Bill passed its first reading on 6 April. It has now been referred to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee and submissions are open until 28 May 2021. The Committee is due to report back to Parliament by 6 October 2021. It could be in force by the More »
As part of its aim to improve access to justice, the Rules Committee, the body responsible for the rules of procedure in New Zealand’s courts, has released a paper setting out suggested reforms for civil litigation across the High Court, District Court, and Disputes Tribunal. These proposals More »
A potentially transformative shift in New Zealand’s employment relations landscape The Government has announced the proposed framework for a new fair pay agreement system in New Zealand. In sum, employers and employees would be required to agree on a ‘floor’ for terms and More »
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) finally released initial details about the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) category, and the corresponding Employer Accreditation scheme, on Friday 7 May. In brief, the AEWV Category replaces six existing work visa categories, including the commonly-used Essential More »

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