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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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Next week, on Monday, 4 April, the long-awaited Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act) comes into force. The HSW Act places obligations on everyone in a workplace to take care of their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others. These duties apply to: a person conducting a More »
This week the Herald highlighted the increasing problem of P contamination in residential properties throughout New Zealand. The Herald went as far to argue it could rival the leaky homes disaster, and whether or not this is true, the issue is seemingly on the rise. Housing New Zealand spends $12 More »
The government has recently announced a payroll blunder that has left thousands of MBIE state sector workers underpaid. The same issue affected the NZ Police and cost them $30 million to fix. The root of this problem is likely to be widespread across many private businesses. Your business could be More »
The Independent Hearings Panel is continuing to make progress towards the proposed Replacement Christchurch District Plan (“Replacement Plan”) becoming operative. With plenty going on at the end of 2015, and much having happened in the first few weeks of 2016, now is an opportune time More »
Overseer has been widely accepted by regional councils as the tool to use for understanding the flow of nutrients on and off a farm. In particular, Environment Canterbury has recognised Overseer as the applicable model to be used when considering nutrient issues under the Regional Plan, or resource More »
Anyone excavating land – from a small area for a house site all the way through to a quarry operator – needs to be aware that there may be a requirement to obtain an Archaeological Authority under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (the Act). If you haven’t More »
Environment Canterbury publicly notified the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change (Plan Change 5) to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) on 13 February 2016. Submissions close on 11 March 2016 at 5.00pm . Plan Change 5 makes a number of changes to the LWRP. It is made up of More »
“Discrimination” is a word that is often misused. People often think that if they have been singled out for any reason, they have been ‘discriminated’ against. This is not necessarily the case. Legally speaking, discrimination only occurs when the treatment the person is More »
The Holidays Act has struck again with Waitangi Day falling on a Saturday this year. If the very thought of this has you reaching for the paracetamol, this article will hopefully help alleviate the pain. While no employee is entitled to the benefit of both days being considered public holidays, the More »
Same story different year: April 2016 will see a number of changes made to the law affecting the workplace. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 comes into force on 4 April 2016, and the Employment Standards Bill also proposes a number of changes, which are scheduled to come into force on 1 April More »
Limitation reprieve for unresolved earthquake claims It is a long-standing aspect of the law in New Zealand that court proceedings must be brought within a certain time period after the act or omission that gave rise to the claim, generally six years. This is known as a “limitation period More »
In this edition we look at: Reduced remedies for employees unjustifiably dismissed where a flawed procedure did not change the outcome. Crackdown on breach of employment law requirements: Enforcement action against dairy farmers. Farm bike safety: reminder that helmets must be worn on quad bikes More »
We answered questions about employees breaching enduring obligations following termination of their employment for stuff.co.nz. Q: I've just found out one of my employees has been trying to set up his own company behind my back and I think it would be in direct competition with mine. I also More »

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