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An Overview of the Recent Fair Pay Act and Regulations

Written by Glenn Finnigan PARTNER on July 19th, 2023.    

The Fair Pay Act 2022 (the Act) came into force on 1 December 2022 following the issue of the Fair Pay Agreements Regulations (the Regulations) on 30 November 2022. This article will give a brief overview of the main updates relating to the Act, the Regulations and the process around fair pay agreements (FPAs).
Topics: Employment

A Review of the Regulatory System for Media and Online Platforms

Written by David Alizade PARTNER; Darryl King PARTNER; Jennifer Paterson SENIOR ASSOCIATE on July 18th, 2023.    

The New Zealand Government is trying to change the way it regulates media and online platforms to create a safer online environment for New Zealanders – but can it work? 

The New Zealand Government is seeking feedback on its review of the current regulatory system for media and online platforms. The objective of the review is to enhance protection for New Zealanders by reducing their exposure to harmful content, regardless of delivery method.

Topics: Business

Ambush marketing and the FIFA Women's World Cup

Written by Darryl King PARTNER; David Alizade PARTNER; Jennifer Paterson SENIOR ASSOCIATE; on July 12th, 2023.    

A massive global audience is predicted for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Official advertisers and sponsors have paid substantial sums for exposure during the event. Other businesses may be thinking of ways to gain from the exposure that the event receives but without paying. New Zealand has laws stopping this “ambush” marketing and anyone not officially associated with the event will need to avoid falling foul of the laws.

Topics: Business

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