Monthly Archives: February 2018

Proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 – What you need to be aware of

During Labour’s election campaign, the Party released a plan which detailed their intentions for their first 100 days in office (“100 Day Plan”). Since the campaign, the Labour-led Government has released the proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“ERA”) which are predicted to affect New Zealand’s employment landscape significantly. In this regard, it

By |2020-04-07T15:56:26+12:00February 7th, 2018|

An introduction to shareholders’ agreement – Why are they important?

A shareholders' agreement (“Agreement”) records the arrangements between the shareholders and directors of a company regarding the ownership, government and management of the company. Companies are not required to implement an Agreement by law. However, implementing an Agreement is recommended as it is designed to address areas regarding governance and control of business activities, whether

By |2020-04-07T15:50:37+12:00February 7th, 2018|

The new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism laws

Anti-money laundering has recently been in the spotlight in New Zealand with the Ministry of Justice estimating that almost NZ$ 1.35 billion from fraud and illegal drugs is laundered through ordinary New Zealand businesses each year. To combat this kind of criminal activity, New Zealand’s anti- money laundering laws have been amended through the Anti-Money

By |2020-04-07T15:44:48+12:00February 7th, 2018|
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