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.

Pages

Displaying 1 - 20 of 600 results

The Employment Relations Authority ( Authority ) in GF v New Zealand Customs Service has provided some guidance on whether an employer can require staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the case became the first piece of litigation to substantively address the issue. Our article on this case More »
Many entities in New Zealand are due to hold their annual general meeting (AGM) by the end of September. COVID-19 Alert Levels may impact on how these meetings are held. AGM requirements The Companies Act 1993 (Companies Act) requires the board of a company to call an annual meeting of its More »
Can an employer lawfully require that a role is only performed by vaccinated staff? Could an unvaccinated staff member have their employment terminated on that basis? This question has been the ‘hot topic’ of the employment law sphere in recent months. Now, the case of GF v New Zealand More »
The country entered alert level 4 at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 17 August for the first time since March 2020. As of Wednesday 8 September, Auckland remains at alert level 4 while the rest of the country has stepped down to alert level 2. Despite three weeks of lockdown, several questions remain as to More »
Our immigration team have compiled a selection of frequently asked questions and answers, which may be useful for businesses with immigration questions. These are hypothetical scenarios, and the advice is, of course, generalised. Each immigration situation always turns on its own facts. Therefore, More »
Applications are now open for businesses (including self-employed people) to get the COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP). With Auckland planning for at least another week in Alert Level 4, this scheme will provide welcome assistance to struggling businesses. The Resurgence Support Payment was More »
From November 2021, people who are eligible will have the option to request assisted dying. If you or your family member are contemplating this step, or you are a medical professional who may need to give advice, or you are a lawyer with clients who want to plan for the future, there are a range of More »
We have all been in Level 4 lockdown before – but given the Delta strain is a ‘game changer’, now is a good time to be aware of the support in place for businesses who may be financially impacted. The Government will roll out the Wage Subsidy again, which businesses can apply for More »
The country entered Alert Level 4 at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 17 August for the first time since the initial Alert Level 4 order of March 2020. Once again, the question of what businesses and services are considered essential has arisen. The Minister for COVID-19 Response has the power to make a COVID- More »
Uber drivers in New Zealand are one step closer to having their employment status established, which currently sits in something of a legal grey area. Workers’ unions E tū and First Union have filed a joint claim in the Employment Court seeking a declaration that Uber drivers are employees. More »
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 »

Pages

Displaying 1 - 20 of 600 results