In many instances workers find themselves out of pocket in respect to wages when a company fails and goes into liquidation. While general law in terms of personal liability for directors for reckless trading and trading while insolvent remain in place these are difficult thresholds to establish. The Employment Relations […] Read More›

The surge in construction work in Auckland and greater New Zealand has contributed to a significant increase in the amount of case law in the building and construction law area. One issue that often arises is how far is a contractor required to go when something goes wrong. A recent […] Read More›

The Court of Appeal has recently given some directions which are helpful for trustees and beneficiaries to have more clarity with regard to Memoranda of Wishes which are often prepared for settlors and trustees. The Court has made it very clear that settlors are entitled to express their wishes for […] Read More›

Many employers are not yet aware that the 2016 Employment Relations Amendment Act now provide that clauses in employment contracts that prevent employees from being involved in secondary employment are only valid where the employer can show a genuine reason based on reasonable grounds to prevent employees taking up secondary […] Read More›

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