Welcome to the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers' blog. Here you will
find topical information and advice relating to a wide range
of areas of law, written by our legal experts.
Thursday May 29, 2014
So you’ve changed your company’s legal name. If you haven’t advised your secured creditors, you may have unwittingly brought your company into breach of the terms of trade or other security agreement that the secured creditor supplies or advances money under.
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Thursday May 15, 2014
Employers often complain that it is “too hard” to get rid of staff, and say it is a procedural nightmare.
We wondered how New Zealand compares to other countries. Luckily for us, the OECD has released its ranking of employment protection (how hard it is to fire someone) across the OECD.
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Thursday May 8, 2014
The Government has introduced the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill into Parliament to revise the legal framework for managing earthquake prone buildings. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday May 1, 2014
There have been some new residence criteria introduced by Immigration New Zealand which may impact on Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) holders. Click the heading above to find out more.
Thursday April 24, 2014
The forestry and farming industries continue to be high hazard industries despite their importance to our economy. Each year 1 in 10 workers are harmed and more than 200,000 claims are lodged with ACC.
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Thursday April 17, 2014
A recent case helps prevent liquidators from clawing back payments to creditors. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday April 3, 2014
There will be new exemption rules for employee share schemes as part of the Financial Markets Conduct Act implementation.
Thursday March 20, 2014
We have recently become aware that Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC) are now insisting on compliance with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (theNES) when building consent is applied for in situations where subdivision consent was granted prior to the NES coming into effect.
Thursday March 13, 2014
The starting-out and training minimum wages will also increase, from $11 an hour to $11.40 an hour. Click the heading above to read more.
Monday March 10, 2014
If you’re an experienced businessperson interested in being self-employed in your own business, the entrepreneur visas could be for you. Click the heading above to read more.