Civil litigation – more complex than ever before

Disputes are a drain on time and energy – picking the right strategy is critical.… Read More

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

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

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

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

WRMK’s youngest Director named a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer Magazine

WRMK Director Simon Davies-Colley has been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List, compiled annually by NZ Lawyer magazine.… Read More

Minimum wage payments during a Level 4 lockdown – what you need to know

The Employment Court recently considered a discrete issue about whether employees at home are entitled to receive the minimum wage during the lockdown period.… 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

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

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