Trusts and how they can support and protect your business 28.05.13 The business environment in New Zealand has become progressively tougher. Changes in legislation governing health and safety in workplaces, more onerous duties and obligations placed on directors of companies have increased the risk of claims by third parties against personal and business assets. How to manage a poor-performing employee 26.03.13 Managing poor performance by an employee can be fraught with difficulty and there is a considerable process employers need to follow. Ideally, all new employees should be properly employed under a 90-day trial period. A Floored Decision - Lessons from an insurance claim court decision 02.03.13 Michael McKay, solicitor specialising in civil litigation of Malley & Co Lawyers, looks at the decision and considers lessons which home-owners can take from it. Employment options for increasing your workforce 30.01.13 Across Canterbury, many businesses are planning to increase their teams to meet the current demand. Most indicators are suggesting increased economic activity during 2013 (and beyond), and businesses have several options on how it can structure its workforce.