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18 August 2021

COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Family Court Matters  

With the announcement that New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 4, Auckland and Coromandel likely for seven days and the rest of New Zealand for an initial period of 3 days, this impacts the operation of the Courts.

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3 August 2021

Inland Revenue Audits and Investigations – What you Should Know

Daunting. Stressful. Time-consuming. What are we describing? Inland Revenue Investigations.   When Inland Revenue investigate your tax affairs, they may choose to send you a “Risk Review” letter, or a notification of audit letter.

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23 July 2021

Minimum Sick Leave Entitlement Increase

On 24 July 2021, the minimum employee sick leave entitlement will increase from 5 to 10 days per year.

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20 July 2021

Managing Employees with Poor Performance

How do you deal with an under-performing employee?  Hint: do not start by inviting them to a disciplinary meeting.   From the outset, employers must be clear with employees about the requirements and expectations of a role.

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28 June 2021

Contractor or Employee?  The Cost of Misclassification

We commonly come across scenarios where workers are misclassified as independent contractors.   What can be a simple exercise to get wrong can result in costly implications for a business.

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23 June 2021

Update to Construction Contracts Retentions Scheme

If you’re in the construction industry, chances are you’re familiar with the retentions regime prescribed by the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA).

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