Welcome to our February newsletter.
It has been a busy start to the year here at Davenports West for both us and you, our clients and business contacts. We hope you are all still enjoying the summer months and that your Christmas break is not yet a distant memory.
The momentum of the Employment Standards Legislation Bill has continued on from the end of 2015 into 2016. The Bill looks at several areas of employment legislation including expanding eligibility for the parental leave scheme, enhancing the enforcement of employment standards; and prohibiting unfair employment practices that lead employees to bear disproportionate obligations compared to their employer such as zero hour contracts.
The Bill has received a glowing recommendation from Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Committee suggesting that it be passed with only a few amendments. This Bill is something for employers to be mindful of as changes will likely come in toward the end of 2016.
Most parts of the market place still appear to be very busy and we extend our best wishes to you for a productive year ahead.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
In this Issue:
- Extradition process needs to be fixed — Law Commission
- Auckland’s housing crisis has driven out 38,000 people
- Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
- Why do some small businesses never get off the ground while others go gangbusters?
DAVENPORTS WEST LAWYERS LIMITED
Extradition process needs to be fixed — Law Commission
Changes have been proposed to streamline and standardise the extradition process to stop cases becoming convoluted and delay-ridden, like that of Kim Dotcom. The Law Commission has today released its final report into New Zealand’s extradition…
Auckland’s housing crisis has driven out 38,000 people
Auckland’s housing crisis has helped to drive a net 38,000 people out of the city to other parts of New Zealand in the past six years, a new report says. The Salvation Army’s annual “state of the nation” report says house prices and rents have…
Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
Regardless if it is in your personal life or at work, making informed decision is important to be able for you to succeed and be happy. It could feel overwhelming thinking about how many decisions every person is necessitating in order to make in a…
Why do some small businesses never get off the ground while others go gangbusters?
Two words – Social Media. Social Media is the sticky, catchy, viral ‘glue’ that connects us digitally to everything we want, need and dream of. Want more customers for your business? Get social. Looking for a product, service or brand? Socialise…