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More Sick Leave on the Horizon

June 17th, 2021 Michael O'Flaherty

More Sick Leave on the Horizon

Did you know that from 24th July 2021 sick leave entitlement increases from 5 to 10 days a year? Whether you’re an employee or employer, here’s some things you should know.
 
Common Sick Leave Issues

June 16th, 2021 Michael O'Flaherty

Common Sick Leave Issues

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, many people have had a time when they have needed sick leave. While most incidences of sick leave are by the book, there are some times that issues can arise.
 
New Tax Disclosure Obligations for Trustees

June 8th, 2021 James Wilkinson

New Tax Disclosure Obligations for Trustees

Are you a trustee of a trust?  Did you know additional information may need to be provided to the IRD with your next tax return?
Topics: Trust
 
Client focus continues to drive new appointments at Gibson Sheat in 2021

June 1st, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Client focus continues to drive new appointments at Gibson Sheat in 2021

At Gibson Sheat we’re focussed on delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients. The way we do that is by attracting and retaining the best people to ensure that our clients have access to the right advice when they want it.
 
Changes afoot in the housing market

May 31st, 2021 Tom Fitall

Changes afoot in the housing market

The Government has announced substantial changes that will affect both property investors and first home buyers. The key changes are summarised in this article

 
Work or Special Licence, otherwise known as a Limited Licence.

May 28th, 2021 Cody Houlahan

Work or Special Licence, otherwise known as a Limited Licence.

If you have been disqualified from driving, you may be eligible to apply for a special licence or work licence, otherwise known as a limited licence.

 
The updated Bright Line Test - What you need to know

May 14th, 2021 Storm McKenna

The updated Bright Line Test - What you need to know

On 27 March 2021, the bright-line test rules changed. What does this mean for you?

Topics: Property
 
New Privacy Act – Do you know your obligations?

May 10th, 2021 Laura Ridenton

New Privacy Act – Do you know your obligations?

It's Privacy Week this week 10-14 May.  
 
Coming soon to a Club near you – the new Incorporated Societies Bill

April 28th, 2021 Tenille Burnside

Coming soon to a Club near you – the new Incorporated Societies Bill

The Incorporated Societies Bill 2021 is now making its way through Parliament.  Replacing the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is set to clarify and modernise the law concerning societies and will impact all of New Zealand’s 24,000 clubs and societies.

 
Later life relationships

April 16th, 2021 Sharon Burnet

Later life relationships

Children and finances appear to be the top two challenges that may keep an older couple from a long term relationship.

 
Employment agreement essentials

March 31st, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Employment agreement essentials

All employment agreements should be in writing and they must contain certain clauses under s65 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Employers need to ensure they get this right...

Topics: Employment
 
COVID-19:  No Jab, No Job?

March 18th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

COVID-19: No Jab, No Job?

We’ve put together some helpful questions and answers about the covid-19 vaccine and employment rights.

 
Residential Care Subsidy, Family Trusts and Deprivation of Assets and Income: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 14th, 2021 Bryce Williams

Residential Care Subsidy, Family Trusts and Deprivation of Assets and Income: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When a person needs rest home or hospital care, and their assets are taken into consideration to determine whether they are eligible for a Residential Care Subsidy (RCS).
 
Transparency and clarity key requirements for changes to the Holidays Act 2003

February 24th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Transparency and clarity key requirements for changes to the Holidays Act 2003

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Holidays Act Taskforce regarding amendments to simplify the Holidays Act 2003. It expects to have legislation enacted by early 2022. 
Topics: Employment
 
A tribute to a New Zealand icon

January 22nd, 2021 Gibson Sheat

A tribute to a New Zealand icon

Remembering William (Bill) Newton Sheat...

[Photo: Bill Sheat with Justice Minister Doug Graham in 1994, with the Certificare of Incorporation of the first Company IN New Zealand to be registered under the new Companies Act 1993, which came into force on 1 July 1994.]

Topics: News