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Personal Liability as an Employer? Damn straight.

Many ‘employers’ in New Zealand, operate under a corporate identity through a limited liability company. There is a common assumption if a company becomes insolvent, that directors or those that influence or control the company, are protected by the ‘corporate veil’ – and can avoid personal consequences. In some circumstances, as this article explores, this common assumption is wrong.
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Jolly or Jail – employment obligations over the season of cheer

Tis the season to be jolly and avoid jail! Whether blowing off steam at the Christmas Party or closing the doors for some well-earned rest and recuperation, employers need to be on their toes to ensure that they meet their legal obligations. This short article explores some of the statutory obligations employers have.
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Boom and Bust – the Resurgence of Restructures

In a quick changing economy, the idea of restructuring a business has become more common. To lessen financial hardship, or to improve the efficiency of their business some employers may consider restructuring or “downsizing” their business to achieve their identified goals.
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Privacy Act 2020 – What Are The Impacts On Your Organisation?

Privacy Act 2020 – What are the impacts on your organisation?

In addition to Christmas, December 2020 is bringing us a new Privacy Act. The Privacy Act 2020 comes into force on 1 December 2020. With it, comes some changes you need to be aware of before you get into holiday mode. In this article, we set out the recent legal developments in this area and the potential implications if you are not up to speed with the new requirements.
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