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To keep up to date with and read about our latest news and events visit here regularly. Our posts will cover events and news that relate directly to our practice, while also updating you on important legal issues and updates.

November 7, 2022

Attribution vs market salary rules

The introduction of the 39% tax rate for individuals who earn over $180,000 from 1 April 2021 has reignited Inland […]
June 3, 2022

New guidance on discretionary payments under the Holidays Act 2003

The Holidays Act 2003 (HA) sets out that employers must take into account ‘gross earnings’ when calculating payments for holidays. […]
March 2, 2022

Commercial contracts and climate change: Time to think differently

There are many ways to get involved in fighting climate change, but it can feel overwhelming not knowing where to […]
December 14, 2021

Trial vs. probationary periods – what is the difference?

Trial and probationary periods look very similar and are used for similar reasons but they are fundamentally different. The main […]
November 2, 2021

Personal grievances – A brief overview

A personal grievance (“PG”) is a type of formal complaint by an employee against their current or former employer if […]
March 24, 2021

Changes to sick leave entitlements

As has been anticipated, there are some proposed changes to the Holidays Act 1993 (“the Act”) that are expected to […]
December 16, 2020

What does Restraint of Trade mean?

A restraint of trade is a provision generally found in employment contracts, which prohibits an employee from working directly or […]
November 19, 2020

Employment changes in regards to working from home

The global spread of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown in New Zealand changed the way that many organisations conducted business. Employers […]
July 8, 2020

Statutory entitlement for sick leave

We all get sick from time to time, and New Zealand law in the form of the Holidays Act 2003 […]