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Written by Janine McTainsh at 00:00

EMPLOYERS: TAKE THE TIME NOW TO MAKE SURE YOU CALCULATE HOLIDAY PAY CORRECTLY!

Does your business pay overtime, bonuses or commissions to employees? If the answer is yes, then read on to ensure your employee’s don’t have a claim for more holiday pay. Most employers will be aware of the recent media reporting in relation to underpaid holiday pay for more than 24,000 public and private sector workers.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

CHANGES TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT 2002

The construction industry is an ever changing beast, and the latest change to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) follows a comprehensive review of the industry and the CCA which facilitates many aspects of construction contracts. The change alters and adds key provisions to the CCA, and will be implemented in three stages, namely on 1 December 2015, 1 September 2016, and 31 March 2017.
Written by James Hakaria at 09:00

DIRECTORS, ARE YOU INDEMNIFIED?

The risk of legal liability that directors are exposed to is increasing, particularly with the introduction of new or amended legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

DISTRIBUTION 101 FOR EXPORTERS

Many of you would have seen the launch of the Zespri Bay of Plenty Export NZ Awards 2016, with the big event to take place on 24 June 2016. We have some incredibly successful exporters in this region who know all about the importance of having distribution arrangements based on more than just a hand shake at a trade show. For those new to exporting, it can be hard to know where to start and the prospect of engaging a lawyer to draft a Distribution Agreement can be daunting, especially when you can think of much better uses of your often limited cash flow.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

DIRECTORS, CHIEF EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS - HEALTH AND SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Directors, Chief Executives and Managers - Health and safety is your responsibility! On 4 April 2016 the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 comes into force. This means that you only have a couple of weeks to ensure that your business complies with the new legal requirements. Will you be ready?
Written by Shima Grice at 14:00

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

BROOKE COURTNEY AND MARK O'DONNELL JOIN THE PARTNERSHIP

Sharp Tudhope congratulates Brooke Courtney and Mark O’Donnell on their recent promotion to the Partnership.
Written by Janine McTainsh at 00:00

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PRE-SETTLEMENT INSPECTION COMPLETE AND WORRIED YOUR HOUSE MAY NOT BE A HOME?

Buying a new home is an exciting time but what happens when the pre-settlement inspection results in a few surprises?
Written by Alister Moran at 00:00
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IT'S SO UNFAIR! REVIEW YOUR CONTRACTS NOW TO ENSURE YOUR CUSTOMERS DON'T SAY THIS ABOUT YOU.

Consumer NZ has spoken publicly this week about “unfair” terms in consumer contracts.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 00:00

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