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SELLING GOODS OR SERVICES ONLINE THE RIGHT WAY

Do you have a business selling goods or services online? If so, you will need to disclose on your website your trader status. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by James Moran at 09:20

CONSUMER LAW: CHANGE IS UPON US - ARE YOU READY?

From 17 June 2014 significant changes are to be implemented to New Zealand’s consumer law, largely by changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

PART ONE: How do the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) affect you?

PART ONE OF THREE. Every business owner in New Zealand that supplies goods on trade credit or deferred payment arrangement should be familiar with the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) and how the system operates. Click the heading above to find out more
Written by Nicola Scott at 09:00

WHAT'S IN A (COMPANY) NAME?

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. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Nicola Scott at 13:00

"YOU'RE FIRED!" - WE ARE CLOSER TO IT THAN WE REALISE

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. Click the heading above to find out more.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

IS YOUR BUILDING EARTHQUAKE-PRONE?

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.
Written by Alister Moran at 12:00

CHANGES TO POLICY MEAN EXISTING BUSINESS VISA HOLDERS MAY MISS OUT WHEN APPLYING FOR RESIDENCE

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.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00

GOVERNMENT CONSULTING ON REFORM TO HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

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. Click the heading above for details on New Zealand's health and safety system.
Written by Rohan Cook at 14:00

ARE YOU DOING BUSINESS WITH A COMPANY RESCHEDULING ITS DEBT?

A recent case helps prevent liquidators from clawing back payments to creditors. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Matthew King, Nicola Scott at 09:00

EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEME EXEMPTION ANNOUNCED

There will be new exemption rules for employee share schemes as part of the Financial Markets Conduct Act implementation.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

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