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Pay equity legislation moves through Parliament
As this legislation moves through Parliament, employers should consider if pay equity may be an issue in their industry.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
Proposed NZ legislation changes in privacy and employment law
There are a number of proposed changes to NZ legislation, progressing in 2019, relating to privacy and employment law.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
Waimea Nurseries Limited v Director-General for Primary Industries [2018] NZHC 2183: Biosecurity regime
Key issues were whether the trees were "unauthorised goods" and if the seizure and containment orders were reasonable.
New Zealand
17 Sep 2018
New OIO laws bring changes for residential land, forestry and horticulture
The main focus of the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill is to bring residential land within the Overseas Investment Act.
New Zealand
24 Aug 2018
Overseas Investment Amendment Bill – property development update
This update contains detail on how these overseas investment changes will impact on the property development sector.
New Zealand
24 Aug 2018
Failed construction and the duty of care of Councils for building safety
These cases send a message to councils that they must ensure that building processes comply with current requirements.
New Zealand
28 Jun 2018
OIO – Residential land update
This Amendment Bill aims to create a housing market with prices shaped by, and make homes more affordable for, NZ buyers.
New Zealand
22 Jun 2018
Overseas Investment Act – removal of the forestry rights exemption and streamlining forestry applications
These changes in the SOP are primarily focussed on the acquisition by overseas persons of interests in forestry land.
New Zealand
24 Mar 2018
Overseas Investment Amendment Bill and residential land in New Zealand
The Bill will ensure that overseas persons will not be able to buy existing houses or other pieces of residential land.
New Zealand
22 Dec 2017
NZ government announces Ministerial Directive Letter to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO)
The Letter sets out Government's general policy approach and the importance to be placed on certain factors by the OIO.
New Zealand
2 Dec 2017
Terms of Reference for Tax Working Group announced
As well as particular issues to review, the Tax Working Group has a broad mandate to look at New Zealand's tax system.
New Zealand
25 Nov 2017
Have you seen the sign (election hoarding)?
The placement of election hoardings is regulated on a local level, and may also be impacted by the terms of the lease.
New Zealand
14 Sep 2017
Education Act reform – what are the key changes?
Earlier this month, Parliament passed the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.
New Zealand
28 May 2017
Overseas investment: New exemptions introduced by the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2016
New class exemptions to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 have been introduced and came into force on 1 February 2017.
New Zealand
13 Feb 2017
Discrimination is a word that is often misused
Legally speaking, discrimination only occurs when the treatment is one of 13 protected grounds in the Human Rights Act.
New Zealand
18 Feb 2016
Minimum wages for contractors and restrictions on zero hours contracts
Two new bills involve an extension of the minimum wage to some contractors and an improvement of employment standards.
New Zealand
17 Aug 2015
Update on earthquake-prone building legislation – further chance for submissions
The Government Select Committee has taken the step of releasing an interim report and asking for further submissions.
New Zealand
16 Jul 2015
Streamlined contracting between government agencies and NGO providers
The overall goal of this project is to implement a consistent contracting framework for government agencies and NGOs.
New Zealand
15 Jul 2015
NZ Legislation Update
This is an update of recent legislation, inquiries, government consultations and news associated with the NZ Parliament.
New Zealand
15 Jul 2015
Health and Safety Reform Bill update
In the wake of reports that the legislation will be watered down, the release of the committee report has been delayed.
New Zealand
1 Jun 2015
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