A cautionary tale: calculating annual leave under the Holidays Act 2003

The 2020 Employment Court decision in Metropolitan Glass & Glazing Ltd v Labour Inspector, MBIE contains some important lessons for employers and employees alike.… Read More

Have yourself a merry little Christmas…party

Employers and their staff need to have fun, but be conscious of the risks that can arise through social interaction outside of the workplace.… Read More

WRMK Lawyers named Law Firm of the Year for second year running

WRMK Lawyers has been named Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year at the 2020 New Zealand Law Awards. … Read More

Beating bullying and harassment at work

Bullying and harassment of all kinds is an increasingly common workplace employment issue.… Read More

A heads up about healthy homes

All private rentals must comply with the Healthy Home Standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy after 1 July 2021, with all private rentals complying by 1 July 2024.… Read More

Pandemic sharpens paperwork focus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of having well –considered, written and signed employment agreements. … Read More

WRMK Lawyers up for three NZ Law Awards – again

WRMK Lawyers has been named a finalist for three New Zealand Law Awards again in 2020. … Read More

Triangles, privacy and a pandemic: navigating employment law in 2020

This newsletter discusses restructuring your business during a pandemic, understanding just what a triangular employment relationship is and what it means for you as an employer, and your new obligations under the Privacy Act 2020.… Read More


WRMK Lawyers’ COLOUR UP FOR CANCER raises over $5,000 for the Northland Cancer Society.… Read More


This Daffodil Day, WRMK Lawyers will be saying WE CAN FOR CANCER and going CRAZY with our hair colour!… Read More

Using unqualified “tradies” may lead to unexpected consequences

While getting a “handy mate” to do work on your property at “mate’s rates” may seem like a good idea at the time, it can create problems later on.… Read More

Government rent relief scheme – not quite ready to roll

The proposed scheme would provide a process to determine the level of rent relief available to small businesses and a mechanism to resolve lease disputes between landlord and tenant.… Read More

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