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- The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
- The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill received Royal assent on the 27th of June 2019. The Bill comes into force at the expiry of 12 months from the date of assent, or at an earlier date selected by the Governor General.
- Do you have the right to play the music you’re playing?
- A 2018 High Court decision has shown you should consider your right to use a third party’s intellectual property, such as playing music in the course of your business operations
- PPSR lease losses
- When the Personal Property Securities Register (the PPSR) was established in 1999, most businesses were quick to catch on that it was a good idea to register security over goods that were sold under a line of credit. What wasn’t so easily recognised is that the register was designed to also capture leases of goods that are indefinite or extend past one year.
- Changes to Domestic Violence Protection Orders
- If you are in, or have been in, a domestic relationship with a person you consider is being violent towards you, you may be able to apply for a protection order under the Domestic Violence Act 1995.
- Commercial eSpeaking Issue 52
- Malley & Co present the winter 2019 issue of Commercial eSpeaking
- Recent High Court Decision Adds Weight to Unequal Sharing of Relationship Property
- The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the PRA”) is the main piece of law in New Zealand that deals with the division of relationship property when a relationship ends. The PRA applies if you have been married, in a de facto relationship or in a civil union of three years or more, although in certain circumstances it can apply sooner. In the event the PRA applies the starting point, in the event a relationship ends (be that on separation or death), is that all relationship property is shared equally, although this is subject to a number of exceptions.
- Changes proposed to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
- The law governing the division of property when a relationship ends is set to change, following a comprehensive review by the Law Commission of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the PRA”).
- Law changes include infringement fees for lack of written employment agreements
- For some time employers have been required by law to have written employment agreements with all employees. Failure to comply with this requirement sometimes resulted in penalties being imposed by the Employment Relations Authority.