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5 April 2020

Shared Care of Children

COVID-19, Alert Level 4 and what it means for contact and care arrangements for children   The elevation by the Government of the COVID Alert Level to Level 4, and the institution of a nationwide lockdown, has given rise to a lot...

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3 April 2020

IP in the time of COVID-19

IPONZ and IP Australia employees are all working remotely which means we can still protect your brands, ideas, and designs in these jurisdictions without delay.   The ability to file with offices in other jurisdictions is variable.

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3 April 2020

New Leave Scheme for Essential Workers

On 2 April 2020, Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced a new scheme for essential workers who are unable to work during the lockdown. This Leave Scheme will be available from Monday 6 April 2020.

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1 April 2020

Immigration – Lockdown Update

As we work through the continually changing logistics of the lockdown, we would like to provide a little clarity for those currently in New Zealand on visas.     All Immigration New Zealand (INZ) visa processing branches are closed.

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30 March 2020

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

On 17 March 2020, Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, announced a $12. 1b package to provide relief against the economic losses forecast to affect both individuals (employees) and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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27 March 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown – What now?

We’ve reached Alert Level 4. What does this mean for employers? As an employer you have obligations under the Employment Relations Act 2000 to be fair and reasonable to your employees.

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