Senior Associate – fast track to partnership

Senior Associate Wanted How we like to work At Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen, we are passionate about what we do and how we do it. We’re lawyers with a keen interest in the law, business and society. We aim to work smarter not harder; and so make the most of technology (including access to relevant […]

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Pathways to New Zealand Residence

Blogs Contents Need help applying for a New Zealand Visa? Get in touch with Phil: + 64 6 759 5322 philip.mccarthy@abmm.co.nz Pathways to New Zealand Residence There are three new visa options that allow migrants to either apply for a residence visa straight away (if their role is recognised on Tier One of INZ’s “Green List”), […]

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Restraints of Trade

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”972″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Employment Relations Authority’s decision ordering Tova O’Brien to comply with her restraint of trade was a high-profile rebuttal of the commonly held view that a restraint of trade is “not worth the paper it’s written on”. Restraints of trade – which are clauses that prevent an employee from working for their […]

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2021 Resident Visa Applications Open From March 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”919″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]If you are a work visa holder in New Zealand or a critical purpose visa holder, you may be eligible for residence under the 2021 Resident Visa scheme (announced by the Government late last year). Those who had already applied for residence under the Skilled Migrant or Residence from Work categories, or […]

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Covid-19 Red Traffic Light Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”904″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] As of 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd January 2022, New Zealand shifted to the red traffic light setting following confirmation of community transmission of the Omicron variant. The red traffic light setting is similar to the orange setting which we entered on 3 December 2021. We have summarised the differences below: Face covering rules […]

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Alpha Bravo Mike Mike: Christmas Edition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”893″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Dear Santa,  While most are writing to you with never-ending lists of demands and things they want to see under their Christmas tree this year, we’ve decided to take a different route. We wanted to reach out to check in, see how you’re doing, and give you some tips for managing the […]

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Fair Pay Agreements: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”837″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Welcome to Alpha Bravo Mike Mike, a series of in-depth articles about contemporary legal issues from the experts at Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen. In December 2018, the Fair Pay Agreements Working Group, chaired by former Prime Minister Jim Bolger, made recommendations to the Government about the design of a Fair Pay […]

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Proposed New Implied Term in Commercial Leases

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”856″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Government has proposed an amendment to the Property Law Act 2007 as part of the Covid-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill. The amendment will have significant implications for landlords and tenants of commercial property. If passed into law, the amendment will add an implied term into commercial leases. The term will […]

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Macpac Hillary Challenge 2021 Sponsorship

Macpac Hillary Challenge 2021 Sponsorship Contents Need help? Speak to an expert at ABMM +64 6 757 5183 contact@abmm.co.nz We’re excited to sponsor the New Plymouth Girls High School/New Plymouth Boys High School combined team competing in the Macpac Hillary Challenge 2021! This is the 21st year that the Hillary Challenge is being run in […]

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Introducing Vaccination Policies in the Workplace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”860″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There has been a lot of discussion about this in New Zealand. Employers have several considerations to take into account if they want to introduce such a policy in their workplace — See our previous update here. An excellent guide has now been created by the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum to assist employers […]

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