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Changes to the Civil Debt Enforcement System

Winning your case in court does not mean you actually get paid. Usually, the successful party must take steps to enforcement the judgment in order to actually get paid. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Rebecca Catley at 09:00

Kick Debtors into Action

Does an individual or company owe you money? Debtors often think that if they refuse to pay and wait long enough, the creditor will just give up.
Written by Matthew King, Rebecca Catley at 10:00

Summer is Coming....and so is Seasonal Employment

Many industries rely heavily on seasonal workers over the busy summer months. Employers hiring seasonal workers need to take care that their contractual arrangements with those employees are consistent with fixed term, rather than permanent employment to avoid employees challenging their dismissal at the end of the season.
Written by Shima Grice, Rebecca Catley at 15:00

KiwiSaver Employer Contributions- Can this be deducted from minimum wage?

In an earlier blog we discussed the increase in minimum contributions from 2% to 3%. The Court of Appeal has now had to consider the interplay between the Minimum Wage Act and the KiwiSaver Act. The Court of Appeal has decided that compulsory employer KiwiSaver contributions cannot be deducted from wages paid to employees when those employees are only paid minimum wage.
Written by Shima Grice, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

YOUR TREES, THE COUNCIL & POWER LINES

You may have heard about the plight of a South Island family who are unable to get their power back on unless they pay the power company approximately $10,000 to repair damage to power lines caused by trees on their property. With the recent windy weather around the country, it is timely to be aware of your responsibilities and obligations in respect of trees on your property. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Paddison, Rebecca Catley at 09:00
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TOP TIPS FOR RECOVERING DEBT - PART TWO

Following on from last week's post, click the heading above to read part two of our top tips for recovering debt.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

TOP TIPS FOR RECOVERING DEBT - PART ONE

Click the heading above to read the first five of Kylie and Rebecca's top ten tips for recovering debt.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

HIRING FROM ABROAD?

Are you thinking about hiring overseas people? Or do you currently hire immigrant workers? This information is relevant to you. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Carabine, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

YOUTH WAGE

Is your business considering employing someone aged between 16 and 19 years old? If so, this information is relevant to you. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Rebecca Catley 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
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