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DIRECTOR DUTIES AND CRIMINAL OFFENCE: TRYING TO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE

As a result of a number of submissions on the Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill (“the Bill”), Commerce Minister Craig Foss has released a Supplementary Order Paper (“the SOP”). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, James Moran at 09:00

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DIRECTOR DUTIES

Directors are people in a position of trust. They are therefore held to a high standard of care in their role and subject to a number of duties. Many of these duties are set out in the Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

THE RISKS OF NOT HAVING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS FOR YOUR STAFF

Whether staff are full time, part time or casual employees, it is important that a written agreement is not only in place, but that it complies with the Employment Relations Act 2000. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

MAINTAINING A COMPANY MINUTE BOOK

The Companies Act 1993 requires all companies to maintain at their registered office, a minute book. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

CHANGES TO KIWISAVER

Are your employees enrolled in KiwiSaver? If so, then this is a must read for you. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

IS YOUR WORKPLACE UP TO SCRATCH?

All employers need to provide a workplace which is suitable for employees to perform their duties. The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the “Act”) looks to ensure all employees work in conditions that are not only safe for them to work in, but which promote the employment relationship and the effective functioning of employees. Click the title above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

HOLIDAY PAY

With Queen's Birthday coming up on Monday 3 June, now is the time to make sure you are up to speed with employee entitlements to Holiday Pay. Click the title above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

A Shareholders Agreement is a contract between the owners of the company, i.e the shareholders. While a Constitution is a publicly accessible document, a shareholders agreement is confidential to the parties. Click the title above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 15:00

ENSURE YOU GET PAID

Whether you are selling products, providing a service or operating an online business, Terms of Trade are a business essential. Terms of Trade establish a clear legal relationship with your customers from the beginning. Click the title above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 14:00

GETTING STARTED WITH COMPANY FORMATION

You have made the decision to start a company; you have your directors lined up and your shareholders ready to invest. What next? Click the title above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 13:00

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