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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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There are significant legislation changes to the Employment Relations Act coming into force on 6 May 2019. These changes will impact all workplaces and employers should be taking active steps to prepare for the change. Key changes include: Rest and meal breaks will return to a prescriptive approach More »
Submissions on the Department of Internal Affairs’ Modernising the Charities Act 2005 Discussion Document ( Discussion Document ) close on 31 May 2019. One of the four main risks for established charities identified in our article last month is the spotlight on the commercial activities of More »
When the High Court released its decision in Stumpmaster v WorkSafe [1] last year, it not only set new guideline bands for fines, but also commented on the level of discounts given for mitigating factors. This article considers the effect this comment has had on recent fines. We also review the More »
2019 is seeing major changes being proposed by the Government that will affect the six most commonly utilised work visa categories. This will place obligations on all employers wishing to recruit foreign workers to become accredited under one of three new categories. There will also be four new More »
Almost a year ago, the Government introduced a new Bill to Parliament to replace the existing Privacy Act with one more suited to our digital world. Having considered submissions on the Bill, the Justice Select Committee has now released its report, recommending that the Bill be passed. Information More »
Spark Arena in Auckland. The ASB Sports Centre and The Supreme Court building in Wellington. These are landmark buildings that were constructed by Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited, which was for a time the third largest commercial construction company in New Zealand. But in a shock to the More »
A recent UK case highlights the need for healthcare providers to ensure they have regard to advance directives made by their patients. It raises the question - what might happen if the same situation occurred in New Zealand? Background Brenda Grant suffered a catastrophic stroke in October 2012 More »
When Kodak famously outsourced its entire IT function to IBM it marked both the dawn of IT outsourcing as a business strategy and, arguably, the beginning of Kodak’s end. Since then, the breadth and prevalence of IT outsourcing has grown. It is common now to have third parties providing IT More »
Looking ahead, there are a number of proposed changes to legislation, which will progress in 2019. The Select Committee has this week released its report on the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill. This Bill proposes to provide increased statutory support and legal rights More »
2018 has been a busy year of legislative change. After almost a year long process, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill ( Bill ) has now passed into law. Looking ahead, this will create significant change for 2019 and we will be discussing this in our client seminars in the New Year. The Bill More »
The era of international GDPR enforcement arrives It’s been just over six months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the European Union. One of the key features of the GDPR is its extra-territorial application, set out in Article 3. The world has been More »

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