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of areas of law, written by our legal experts.
Wednesday May 6, 2015
A bankrupt’s KiwiSaver is off-limits to creditors, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal.
The circumstances under which your KiwiSaver funds can be accessedare:
- for the purchase of your first home;
- when you are over 65 (i.e. for retirement); or
- earlier if you become seriously ill or are in a situation of significant financial hardship.
Wednesday April 1, 2015
Most first home buyers will be aware that you can withdraw Kiwisaver funds to apply towards your first home purchase.
You should also be aware that changes on 1 April 2015 mean that you can get even more!
Friday November 1, 2013
In an earlier blog we discussed the increase in minimum contributions from 2% to 3%.
The Court of Appeal has now had to consider the interplay between the Minimum Wage Act and the KiwiSaver Act. The Court of Appeal has decided that compulsory employer KiwiSaver contributions cannot be deducted from wages paid to employees when those employees are only paid minimum wage.
Thursday June 6, 2013
Are your employees enrolled in KiwiSaver?
If so, then this is a must read for you. Click the heading above to read more.