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.
Friday April 22, 2016
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.
Friday April 15, 2016
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.
Wednesday April 6, 2016
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.
Wednesday March 23, 2016
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.
Wednesday March 16, 2016
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?
Tuesday March 8, 2016
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:
Tuesday March 8, 2016
Sharp Tudhope congratulates Brooke Courtney and Mark O’Donnell on their recent promotion to the Partnership.
Thursday March 3, 2016
Buying a new home is an exciting time but what happens when the pre-settlement inspection results in a few surprises?
Friday February 5, 2016
Consumer NZ has spoken publicly this week about “unfair” terms in consumer contracts.
Thursday January 28, 2016
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.