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STONEWOOD HOMES IN LIQUIDATION - 4 MUST DO'S FOR CREDITORS

The recent liquidation of Stonewood Homes is a reminder to all creditors, whether in the building industry or not, to have the best chance of recovering your costs you should:
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 10:00

GETTING IT SIGNED

With the ever increasing use of technology the need to sign a document on paper is becoming more and more redundant. Under the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 (“the Act”) certain paper-based legal requirements may be met by using electronic technology, in which the Act recognises that there is a functional equivalence between paper form and technology to meet a legal requirement.
Written by James Moran at 00:00

STAY SHARP CHRISTMAS EDITION

Christmas is only a week away and like many of our clients, we're spending a few extra hours in the office tying up those loose ends before the break. It's great to go home in the evening and still have an hour or so of extra daylight to enjoy - and tick any last minute Christmas gifts off the list.
Written by Janine McTainsh at 00:00

ONE TOO MANY AT THE OFFICE PARTY? FEELING SHEEPISH?

You may recall that taxpayers were left to foot the bill for $700 worth of damage to two model sheep at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s Christmas party last year – we will draw the line at speculating how that damage may have been done. So, with Christmas fast approaching, how do you ensure your office party antics don’t hit the headlines when your employees hit the booze?
Written by Shima Grice at 13:00

RESIDENT DIRECTOR REQUIREMENTS IN FULL FORCE AS OF 28 OCTOBER

As of 28 October 2015 all companies must now have ensured they have at least one director that either: - Lives in New Zealand; or - Lives in Australia and is a director of a company incorporated in Australia.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 11:00

NEW EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS BILL INTRODUCED

On 13 August the Government has introduced the Employment Standards Legislation Bill for fairer and more productive workplaces.
Written by Shima Grice at 11:00

DO'S AND DON'TS OF DEALING WITH SICKLY STAFF

A recent TVNZ article has highlighted the fact that some employers have begun encouraging staff not to take sick leave by giving them an end of year bonus. What it didn’t discuss is how to deal with employees who continue to come to work, despite being clearly unwell.
Written by Shima Grice at 08:00

WHO IS THE FINANCIAL MARKETS AUTHORITY?

A recent survey by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) showed that 61% of New Zealanders had not heard of them. The FMA is an independent Crown entity in charge of ensuring public confidence in our financial markets and supporting the growth of our capital base in New Zealand.
Written by James Moran at 11:00

CHANGES TO COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECTORS

The Companies Amendment Act 2014 has introduced two key changes to compliance requirements for directors:
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 12:00

PROPERTY TEAM WORKS ON TAURANGA'S WESTPAC CENTRE

The new Westpac Centre at 575 Cameron Road is now nearing completion. This development has been the team effort of Sharp Tudhope’s client, Yuh Shan Holdings Limited, anchor tenant Westpac, builder, Hawes Building Solutions Limited, FDA Architects, project manager Veros Property and the property team at Sharp Tudhope led by partner Hamish Murray.
Written by Default at 10:00

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