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Strike action by the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) draws attention to partial strikes and recently changed pay deduction laws
Employers should become aware of their changed obligations since recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
Changes to Commerce Act would restrict actions of firms with substantial market power
The Government proposes to make illegal a lot more of the actions of a firm that has substantial power in a market.
New Zealand
20 Feb 2019
Court of Appeal rules that leaky building claims against James Hardie can proceed
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
Importance of application of Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to schools
Schools are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, a work environment that is without risks to safety.
New Zealand
1 Dec 2018
Commerce Commission new focus on retail sector off the back of penalties tripling
This focus follows an increase in the maximum penalties for misleading and deceptive conduct and false representations.
New Zealand
30 May 2017
Franchisor in New Zealand recently fined for misleading conduct – ice cream or frozen yoghurt?
Retailers must be wary of representations made in New Zealand about products, and must meet all standards required.
New Zealand
23 Oct 2016
Changes to the Fair Trading Act (unfair contracts provisions) that may affect you
A person must not include, enforce, apply, or rely on an unfair contract term in a standard form consumer contract.
New Zealand
3 Mar 2015
The fine print on new unfair contract terms provisions
Draft guidelines have been released with regard to unfair contract terms provisions for consumer goods and services.
New Zealand
22 Aug 2014
Consumer law reform - key compliance tips for your business
Companies that don't comply with the new consumer law reform changes risk increased fines and penalties for any breach.
New Zealand
6 Jul 2014
Extended Warranties update: fact sheet to help with consumer agreements
The fact sheet contains examples to reduce the risk of non-compliance with the new extended warranty requirements.
New Zealand
15 Mar 2014
Fonterra review: A first-class regulatory system in New Zealand
NZ has a first-class regulatory regime for food safety, as seen in the inquiry into Fonterra's Whey Protein Concentrate.
New Zealand
5 Feb 2014
Minister’s school consultation process not up to the pass mark
The NZ Minister of Education is required by the Act to consult with the School board before merging or closing a school.
New Zealand
15 Nov 2013
Taming the Trolls - Social Media Risks for Businesses
Businesses must monitor social media pages to ensure that users do not publish false, misleading or deceptive comments.
New Zealand
6 Mar 2013
Credit Checks- Know Your Rights
Have you ever applied for credit, whether that credit is in the form of a loan, a credit card or even a hire purchase agreement? Or are you in the business of providing credit? If so, the new Credit Reporting Privacy Code will affect you.
New Zealand
4 Dec 2006
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