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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.

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

Contamination Reports - What Lies Beneath?

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.
Written by Joshua Gear at 09:00

Minimum Wage to Increase to $14.25

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.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

ENTREPRENEUR VISAS - ARE THEY FOR YOU?

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.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00

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