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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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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First Case on Mandatory Vaccination in New Zealand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”864″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Can employers require their employees to be vaccinated, given the Delta variant of COVID-19 is now circulating in New Zealand? The Employment Relations Authority has recently released its determination in GF v New Zealand Customs Service, upholding New Zealand Customs’ decision to dismiss a border worker who refused to get vaccinated. […]

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Health and Safety for Alert Levels 4 and 3

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”867″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Here’s a safety update to all our essential businesses and services operating in level 4 (also other business that can operate at level 3). Keeping your workers’ healthy and safe is vital to helping to look after front line workers and the public. Specific health and safety steps will vary between businesses, […]

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Wage Subsidy Declarations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”872″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] August 2021 Wage Subsidy – Now Open for Applications The Wage Subsidy August 2021 Scheme is now open for online applications through the Ministry of Social Development. As with previous, schemes, there are a number of declarations that Businesses and Self-Employed people must make.  These declarations form part of your application. […]

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COVID-19 August 2021 Changes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”876″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Tēnā koutou, At 11:59pm on Tuesday, 17 August 2021, New Zealand moved to alert level 4 for at least three days, with Auckland and Coromandel in lockdown for at least seven days. You must close your business to the public unless you are an “alert level 4 business or service”. Information about […]

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