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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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One of the measures included in the government’s budget announcement on Thursday, was an extension of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers from 10 June 2020. This scheme is targeted at employers, including sole traders, More »
As the number of new COVID-19 cases remains low, details have been released about what COVID-19 Alert Level Two will allow. A decision on whether or when New Zealand will move out of Alert Level Three will be made on Monday, 11 May. The main message is that Alert Level Two should be a “safer More »
Background A law change in 2010 by introduction of the Employment Relations (Film Production Work) Amendment Act 2020 (Hobbit law), meant that all screen production workers became independent contractors, unless otherwise provided in their written employment agreement. The key aspect of this law More »
The Government has today announced a new loan scheme to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of up to $100,000 to firms employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. It will also be open to sole-traders and the self- More »
The flow on economic effects of COVID-19 have now well and truly been felt throughout several key sectors in New Zealand. Arguably none more so than tourism and hospitality, who rely heavily on the steady stream of migrant labour in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand's (INZ) recent More »
Dealing with creditors generally Talk to your creditors early: You need to show your creditors that their best outcome is to work with you. Make sure that you have a detailed understanding of your own business including: Your accounts through to 31 December 2019 When you expect to start trading and More »
The long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law was expected to be passed last month, with the Privacy Bill ( the Bill ) scheduled to proceed to its third reading. Although this did not proceed as planned, Justice Minister Andrew Little tabled a Supplementary Order Paper on 17 More »
Click here to view our employment update video that addresses issues employers will need to grapple with when the Government’s Alert Level 4 lockdown ends. Topics covered include: Post lockdown working arrangements What happens if there is not enough work Complying with the COVID-19 wage More »
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Government’s Alert Level 4 Lockdown has created a uniquely challenging landscape for employers to navigate. Not only does it present an extremely trying set of commercial circumstances, it has also given rise to novel employment law issues which even experts have More »
As with other areas of law, the impacts of the fight against COVID-19 have impacted the rights of brand owners. Intellectual property offices and courts around the world have adapted their procedures to account for the restrictions enforced by the pandemic. Here are 5 ways in which New Zealand and More »
The Government has announced that New Zealand will move to Level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm Monday April 27. This will allow construction work that has been on hold to resume, or for new work to start. There will however be significant requirements in place to ensure that this More »

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