Can you advertise alcohol in New Zealand?

New Zealand’s new Alcohol Advertising rules are here. If your business sells alcohol, then these rules apply to you.… Read More

Fair Pay Agreements – fair enough?

FPAs, designed to lift workers’ pay and improve terms of employment on a sector by sector basis, are on the way.… Read More

Business in a (COVID-19) bubble

With two NZ travel bubbles now fully operational, Kiwis are finally able to take off on a long-awaited holiday. For employers, this raises some questions as to how to manage employees’ personal and work-related travel.… Read More

Hitting the nail on the head – the importance of properly scoping and pricing your construction job

A recent High Court decision sets out the consequences of not including a clear pricing mechanism and scope of works in the contract.… Read More

Public sector wage freeze could backfire

Public sector wage freeze may result in workplace churn, disengaged public servants, writes David Grindle.… Read More

The minimum wage has gone up – don’t get caught short

On 1 April 2021 the standard adult minimum wage in New Zealand increased again from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour.… Read More

Am I in a de facto relationship?

In a de facto relationship, there can be significant financial implications if you separate or one partner passes away. Are you in one?… Read More

Jabs and Jobs: Vaccinating workers against COVID-19

There are many businesses who will want everyone in the workplace to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Can an employer in NZ make vaccination mandatory like other health and safety requirements?… Read More

What is a contracting out agreement (AKA a Pre-Nup)?

When, why and how you should create a contracting out, or pre-nuptial, agreement.… Read More

What are the new tax rules for landlords?

Government announces changes to bright-line test and interest deductions on residential property income.… Read More

Employees who don’t fit in

The workplace is better if everyone enjoys what they do and the people they work with. Here’s what you can do about an employee who is bringing the team down.… Read More

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