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Our lawyers keep up with the latest trends and issues in New Zealand law and business, and regularly publish articles and reports on current topics.

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COVID-19 Commercial Leases

Written by David Alizade PARTNER; Darryl King PARTNER; Kelly Seabourne PARTNER; Isabel Jenner ASSOCIATE; Stephanie Aquilina-Little SENIOR LAWYER; Katie Wright ASSOCIATE on October 1st, 2021.    

The COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill (Bill) was introduced to Parliament on 28 September 2021. In this guide we are focusing on the changes to the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA) included in this Bill which impact on the payment of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The stated aims of the proposed amendments to the PLA included in the Bill are to:
  •  support commercial tenants and landlords to come to agreements to adjust the rent (including outgoings) due under their leases, so that the parties share the financial burden of the COVID-19 response; and
  •  provide a way to resolve disputes if no agreement can be reached.
 

Can employers force their employees to be vaccinated?

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER; Jeremy Ansell, ASSOCIATE on May 7th, 2021.    

New Zealand employers still continue to face challenging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the focus for employers in 2020 was coping with lockdowns and changing Alert levels, the vaccination rollout in New Zealand has created a new set of nuanced issues for employers to grapple with.
 

Employment Article - August 2020

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER; Jeremy Ansell, SENIOR LAWYER on August 26th, 2020.    

The aftermath to the first COVID-19 lockdown in April has seen a number of redundancy cases being taken to the Employment Relations Authority. The decisions on these cases are beginning to be released and the overarching theme to date is that the existence of a pandemic such as COVID-19 will not excuse an employer from adhering to their core obligations when dealing with potential redundancies.
 

Responding to COVID-19: Commercial Leases

Written by Kelly Seabourne, PARTNER; Darryl King, PARTNER; David Alizade, PARTNER on March 31st, 2020.    

The impact of COVID-19 is already widespread and having a massive impact on businesses around the world.  Every day New Zealand is seeing further disruption due to COVID-19. Clearly, the increasing disruption caused by COVID-19 and the implementation of Alert Level 4 is causing significant concern for commercial tenants and landlords. Click the link to read more about some of the key issues for landlords and tenants to consider....
 

Responding to COVID-19: A Business Guide

Written by Darryl King PARTNER; David Alizade PARTNER; Glenn Finnigan PARTNER; Mark Sullivan PARTNER; Caroline Harris PARTNER; Kelly Seabourne PARTNER on March 24th, 2020.    

As COVID-19 spreads and the number of cases around the world climbs, businesses need to take definitive action now to address what is shaping up to be the most significant challenge for some time.
 
 
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