The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Minister for Small Business have today released a discussion paper about whether there is a need for increased protections for businesses and consumers against unfair commercial practices.
Overseas investment act & overseas investment regulations
Businesses may be aware that change is in the air as the coalition Government’s Employment Relations Amendment Bill (“ERAB”) makes its way through Parliament. The Education and Workforce Select Committee have recently completed their analysis of the Bill and have recommended it be passed into law, with a few tweaks made. Here are ten key points you should be aware of.
Most businesses know (or should know!) about the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA) and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA) – essentially they impose loads of obligations on people who are “in trade”. In case your memory is a bit hazy, we’ve summarised 10 key points you need to know about these consumer laws.
Jackson Russell have announced three promotions within the firm
The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (Bill) was passed by Parliament on 15 August 2018 and will come into force in late October 2018. This note summaries the key changes the Bill makes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (Act).
Allegations surfaced last year concerning the sexual misconduct of Hollywood players such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, which brought forth the #metoo movement. Suddenly bullying, harassment, and unwanted sexual behaviour has been in the spotlight like never before, even if its existence was never justified.
Do you know the principles the Courts apply when interpreting contracts? These principles were recently considered by the Court of Appeal in GTV Holdings Ltd v Harris  NZCA 95, a case involving the sale of a business. The same principles apply to other contracts but are often misunderstood and lead to conflict.
As from 1 July 2018 all law firms will be required to collect and verify information from prospective and existing clients about a range of matters, in order to comply with their legislative obligations to help combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR changes the EU’s legislative framework around how organisations collect, store and manage personal data and, as a New Zealand organisation, you may be affected by the GDPR. This flow chart gives a quick summary on whether the GDPR applies to your business.
This article gives an overview of how cartel laws may apply to your business.
What all businesses need to know to comply.
Criminalisation of cartels is back on Parliament’s agenda. This will affect your business and your board. The consultation process for criminalising cartels is very short – but it is not too late to have your say.
The Government has release its plans for reform of the employment laws. A summary of the areas where changes will be happening are attached.