July 2023 The environmental, social and governance business framework known as ESG has been around for a long time, but how will it affect the construction industry and local authorities? NZCS1, NZCS2 and NSCS3 are new Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards – with No.1 being general requirements for climate-related disclosures. These are requirements under the… Read More.

July 2023 The Commerce Commission is recommending to businesses that are considering lodging or giving effect to a land covenant to consider the potential impact on competition, and whether the covenant is at risk of breaching the Commerce Act 1986. What is a covenant? The definition of ‘covenant’ is in section 2 of the Commerce… Read More.

July 2023 In New Zealand, employees have the right to work for other employers, even if they are already employed full-time. To prevent this, employers can include terms in their employment agreements that prevent or restrict their employees from working multiple jobs. However, rules in the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Act) limit the employer’s rights… Read More.

July 2023 In today's market, consumers are increasingly reliant on online reviews when deciding what to buy and where to buy it from. That reliance is not only the case for high commitment purchases such as cars or electronics, but is also true for smaller decisions such as what restaurant to choose. It's not surprising… Read More.

March 2023 If you have ever sold a house or been to an open home, you will appreciate the importance of the house being made sale-ready. That usually means tidying up the garden, washing the windows, reducing clutter and attending to some of those matters of deferred maintenance. Essentially, it is about making the house… Read More.

March 2023 It’s all yours until it’s not! How does the Insurance ad go … one day you want it all, the next you have it all? It’s not such a bad truism for asset planning, except we’d want to add ‘… and then you don’t!’ Asset planning is a lifetime’s work for most of… Read More.

March 2023 There are numerous legislative changes on the horizon and employers are in for a busy year adjusting to new employment law developments. Minimum Wage Increase The minimum wage increase to $22.70 per hour will come into effect from 1 April 2023. The increase is in line with recent increases in inflation and the… Read More.

March 2023 Discrimination is a reality for disabled people. The Human Rights Act 1993 and the Employment Relations Act 2000 are two key statutes which cover discrimination in employment. The Human Rights Act does not define discrimination, but rather it lists prohibited grounds of discrimination, for example disability, which means physical disability or impairments, physical… Read More.