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The 2012-13 Meritas Leadership Institute Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program

Purpose - This Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program is designed to help junior lawyers adjust to and excel in the practice of law at your Firm, with the support and guidance of their more experienced…more
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Three Key Things To Remember About Restraint Of Trade Clauses

Historically courts have been reluctant to enforce restraint of trade clauses on the basis that employees are entitled to use the skill, experience, and know-how acquired during previous employment in legitimate competition in…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Queensland Industrial Relations Law - A Return To Work Choices?

The Newman Government in Queensland continues efforts to deliver on its claimed mandate to move the State’s industrial relations regime closer to the Federal Fair Work regime whereas some sceptics are claiming that these changes…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Genuine Redundancy – Tale Of Two Cities

An area which continues to challenge employers is the overlapping and complex laws that concern redundancy of employees. For example the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 has a discrete definition for “genuine redundancy payments”…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Contracting Across The Tasman

When businesses decide to venture across the Tasman to set up a new Australian or New Zealand based office, it is sometimes in the belief that the easiest and best option is to start by engaging contractors. Employers can be…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The New Anti-Bullying Laws And Reasonable Management Action

The new anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission has been operating since 1 January 2014. While the new laws have not triggered the avalanche of claims anticipated (which is probably due to the inability of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Employment Laws

EMPLOYMENT LAWS - TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT - Terms and conditions of work performed by employees in New Zealand are governed by: • Legislation governing employment terms and working conditions,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand: Exchange Control

EXCHANGE CONTROL - Currency movements in and out of New Zealand are subject to certain controls. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 imposes restrictions on transfer of money to detect…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand: Entry Into New Zealand

ENTRY TO NEW ZEALAND - A visa or permit is not required to visit New Zealand if the visitor is an Australian citizen, British citizen, or a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (entitles…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Trade Practices & Consumer Protection

TRADE PRACTICES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION - New Zealand has extensive laws dealing with trade practices and consumer protection matters. TRADE PRACTICES - Competitive business activity in New Zealand is…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Intellectual Property

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property in New Zealand. These laws permit the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of copyright works,…more
| Intellectual Property

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Taxation

TAXATION - It is not possible to give a complete outline of the scope of the taxation system in this guide. A brief outline of the basic taxation principles and some of the major forms of taxation are discussed below…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Company Law

COMPANY LAW - Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below. REGULATORY SCHEME - The Companies Act principally regulates companies. The Companies Act, together with major…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

"You Want More Time Off? "Dealing With Medical Leave Requests Under The FMLA And ADA

FMLA BASICS - - Applies to employers with over 50 employees within 75 miles - Applies to employees with at least 1,250 hours of service in last 12 months - Permits up to 12 weeks of total leave (job or equivalent…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Regulation of Foreign Investment

REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT - One of the first matters a foreign company or investor must consider when planning to invest in New Zealand is the impact of New Zealand’s foreign investment policy. REGULATION…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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