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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Click here for a useful overview of the new Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) bargaining process, which breaks down the steps from initiation through to validation of a FPA . The Fair Pay Agreements Act 2022 has now come into force, representing the biggest change to employment law in 20 years. The first More »
With school board elections being held, members of school boards are turning their minds to how they can ensure good governance at their school with potentially new members. Establishing a Code of Conduct and succession planning will help to ensure consistent and effective governance. Why it More »
The reopening of New Zealand’s borders is particularly welcome for organisations wanting to recruit staff from oversees. Before undertaking recruitment again, it’s timely to get reacquainted with the relevant immigration legislation and recent developments. In this webinar Duncan More »
Duncan Cotterill is the sponsor of the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution category at the 2022 NZ Hi-Tech Awards . Our sponsor video was broadcast at the Awards event in Wellington on Friday 5 August 2022. As a full-service law firm, we can support our technology clients with employment, More »
There have been almost no resident visa options for migrants, since the suspension of the Skilled Migrant Category, which was over two years ago, in March 2020. The only real exception has been the 2021 Resident Visa, which has now closed and excluded a lot of potential applicants. However, on 27 More »
As the concept of “work” as we know it has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also significant legislative changes on the horizon in New Zealand. In this one hour 9 minute video, Duncan Cotterill employment Senior Associates Helen Pryde and Jeremy Ansell provide an update More »
With so much sickness in the community right now, it is no wonder employers and employees alike are becoming concerned about sick leave entitlements and exactly how far they will stretch. With this in mind and to help people understand how sick leave works, we have responded to some of the key More »
On Wednesday, the Minister of Economic and Regional Development and the Immigration Minister announced a complete overhaul of New Zealand investor visa regime. Current regime The current investor regime provides for two levels of visa. The first is for individuals investing at least NZ$3 million. More »
Prepared by Jonathan Scragg 1 , June 2022 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand, and globally, for more than two years. The pandemic has touched everyone, directly for those who have been infected by the disease, and indirectly, forcing changes upon More »
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently caused a stir when he reportedly told employees to report to their assigned offices for at least 40 hours per week, saying in an internal memo “ if you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned ”. Last year prolonged lockdowns and the incursion More »
When anything about rugby hits the news, people take note. Recently, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) released their findings into the review of the Black Ferns team culture and environment and it made headlines. What led to the NZR review provides important learnings for all employers, when faced with More »

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