It is common to see a restraint of trade clause in an employment agreement or an agreement for the sale and purchase of a business. But what about independent contractor agreements?
Can an independent contractor be subject to a restraint of trade?
Multi-generational households in NZ increased by 49% from 1996 to 2013.
For parents and adult children who own a house together, a Property Sharing Agreement should be put in place. This will ensure that everyone knows where they stand, and avoid misunderstandings that could lead to conflict down the track.
National Research Bureau recently recorded that 130,000 businesses will be for sale in the next 10 years. This means business owners need to give the matter of sale or succession due consideration. Some business owners will have a succession plan - other won't...
A sole trader is a common ownership structure that can be used to operate a small business. The difference between a sole trader and a limited liability company is that the latter acts as a entirely separate entity...
New Zealand does not have a legislated farm debt mediation programme (FDM). However, there is a Farm Debt Mediation Bill in front of parliament. This article will outline why we need FDM and how the American, Australian, and Canadian experiences can inform our Bill.
In this age of smartphones, practically everyone has a recording device in their pocket. As an employer, have you ever wondered where you stand with regard to a recording made by an employee without your knowledge?