July 4, 2019

All About Employment Relationships

It’s no surprise that employment relationships are a major feature of our lives. Many of us spend more time at work than we do in our […]
June 10, 2019

Work Place Bullying. Should Employers Be Concerned? The Answer Is Yes.

With the recent publication of the External Independent Review, ‘Bullying and Harassment in the New Zealand Parliamentary Workplace’ and the ongoing coverage of bullying in the […]
March 25, 2019

New ‘Gateways’ For Employers and Migrants

Immigration New Zealand is seeking feedback on its proposal to change work visa settings; to make them more employer-led, and hopefully, more responsive to the labour […]
February 11, 2019

New Zealand’s Long Term Skills Shortage

IMPORTANT: From June 2018, there have been changes to the work visa system, leaving skills shortages to not be relevant anymore. Please check out the Wakefields […]
July 29, 2018
Importing Staff

Ever Considered Importing Your Staff?

  With applications for labour-market-tested work visas often taking 60 days or more to process and continuing low unemployment, it’s timely to consider whether becoming an […]
August 9, 2017
How Much Do You Work?

Ask a Lawyer: How much do you really work?

Lisa & Sarah braving the weather to feed the hungry sheep and meet the newest residents on Matiu/Somes Island for our annual volunteer day. Ask a […]
June 28, 2017
Employee Share Scheme

The Value of Employee Share Schemes

One way to attract, retain and incentivise talent is to give your employees an opportunity to participate financially in the growth of your business. One way […]
May 25, 2017

What you need to know about offering employees shares in your business.

Too often, as lawyers, we find ourselves engaged in a business sale where the parties, or their advisers, have neglected to consider the implications of the […]
May 15, 2017
Taking Breaks at work

This is what you might not know about taking breaks at work.

Are you getting it right? Small businesses hiring employees for the first time have a lot of new ground to cover – everything from setting appropriate […]