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Employment Law Update – Keeping it off the Record

A recent Court of Appeal decision has clarified when discussions about resolving disputes will be regarded as 'without prejudice' so that they cannot later be used as evidence in court. ...

Employment Law Update – Holiday Pay on Incentives and Bonuses

The Employment Court (Court) has provided clarification on the application of the Holidays Act 2003 (Act) to incentives paid to employees after termination. The recent case of Howell v MSG Investments …

Employment Law Update – Trial Periods

When a trial period is correctly used, an employer may dismiss an employee during or at the end of that trial period without the risk of an unjustified dismissal claim. …

Buying and Selling Goods Overseas

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (‘CISG’) was the end result of a lengthy process towards unifying international trade law. The CISG became …

Consumer Law Reform

Consumer law is changing in New Zealand and some of the changes have already taken effect. In early December 2013, the long awaited Consumer Law Reform Bill went through its …

Twittering in Court?

In a recent case in an Australian courtroom an instance of 'tweeting' was reported for the first time. Two journalists tweeted, which gave rise to outrage on the one hand ...