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Covid-19 Legislation update - Workplace Issues

November 26th, 2021 Mike Gould

Covid-19 Legislation update - Workplace Issues

We’ve heard the commentary, read the media articles, and mused over it with acquaintances – but what do the new government changes really mean for employers?
 
Employment: Trial vs. probationary periods - what is the difference?

November 25th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Employment: Trial vs. probationary periods - what is the difference?

Trial and probationary periods look very similar and are used for similar reasons but they are fundamentally different.
 
Brawling on and off-site – the costly effect of finger-pointing between trades

November 17th, 2021 Finn Collins

Brawling on and off-site – the costly effect of finger-pointing between trades

It always seems fashionable for the builder to blame someone else when things go wrong.
 
Case Study: Minimum wage impacts on workers in lockdown

November 16th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Case Study: Minimum wage impacts on workers in lockdown

At times it feels like a distant memory, but for some people, the battle over lost wages from Covid-19 lockdowns has continued long after the country felt it was getting back to normal…the first time.
 
Buyer beware when you're buying off the plans

November 3rd, 2021 Carolyn Hintz

Buyer beware when you're buying off the plans

Buying off-the-plans is becoming increasingly popular as buyers see the benefit in new builds which comply with the latest healthy home regulations, attract lower mortgage rates, and which enjoy certain tax benefits.
 
Resource Management Changes and Intensified Development - Do you want a land covenant?

October 29th, 2021 Matthew Joyce

Resource Management Changes and Intensified Development - Do you want a land covenant?

Recently we wrote about the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act: this is expected to permit intensified developments across much of New Zealand.
 
Employment Webinar - Vaccinations and your employees

October 28th, 2021 Mike Gould

Employment Webinar - Vaccinations and your employees

Join Gibson Sheat's Employment Team of Mike Gould and Nikki Farrell as they discuss the New Zealand regulations around vaccination in the workplace.
 
October 2021 Changes to Resource Management in Main Centres

October 27th, 2021 McKenzie Rogers

October 2021 Changes to Resource Management in Main Centres

On 19 October 2021, the NZ Government introduced changes to resource management to remove resource consent requirements for certain medium density developments in main centres.
 
Commercial rent relief if you didn't think you could get it

October 19th, 2021 McKenzie Rogers

Commercial rent relief if you didn't think you could get it

What if your business can't get rent relief under your commercial lease terms?

Government help could be on the way!
 
Our  Masterton office has a temporary new home

October 3rd, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Our Masterton office has a temporary new home

Over the weekend of 2-3 October our Masterton office moved to 40 Perry Street
Topics: News, Wairarapa
 
Rent disputes – is there a cost effective resolution?

September 9th, 2021 Rhys Williams

Rent disputes – is there a cost effective resolution?

You want me to discount your lease payments? Say again!
A landlord might earn kudos and a devoted tenant by reducing your rent for a lockdown period but are you legally entitled to a reduction?

 
Who pays for repairs and maintenance in a unit title development?

September 9th, 2021 Dahl Calder

Who pays for repairs and maintenance in a unit title development?

Do you live in an apartment or unit and pay body corporate fees?

Who do you think should be paying for repairs and maintenance?
 
We have opportunities, we need to maximise these and intellectual property is no exception

September 9th, 2021 Kate Duckworth

We have opportunities, we need to maximise these and intellectual property is no exception

I wish that I had bought shares last year in a ventilator company, a breathing mask company, a hand sanitiser company, and a toilet paper company. Now is the time to invest in intellectual property.
 
Thinking of subdividing to pay off the mortgage?

September 6th, 2021 Julie Millar

Thinking of subdividing to pay off the mortgage?

If you are considering completing a subdivision, here are a few hints to make the process as streamlined as possible
 
COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

September 2nd, 2021 Mike Gould

COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

Requirements for workplaces at Level 3 are:

  • People must work from home if that is possible,
  • Contactless,
  • Physical distancing for workers,
  • Contact tracing.