Although the Government encourages all New Zealanders to get vaccinated it has confirmed that the vaccination will not be compulsory for the general public which raises several questions for both employers and employees.
A vital provision of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) requires the completion of full disclosure by both parties before the Contracting Out Agreement ("COA") or Separation Agreement ("SA") can be signed and certified.
The Privacy Act 2020 replaced the Privacy Act 1993 and came into force on 1 December 2020. The exponential change in the use of technology was a driving force for the necessary change to New Zealand’s privacy laws.
There are some proposed changes to the Holidays Act 1993 (“the Act”) that are expected to come into effect later in 2021. The changes look to increase the minimum number of sick days for employees from 5 to 10 days per annum.
Everyone should have a Will. When making that Will, those who have children should ensure that all possibilities are covered in the case of the Will-Makers untimely death while his or her children are still minors.
The New Zealand Government has announced that from 2022 we will have a new public holiday added to the calendar to celebrate Matariki. The first celebration of Matariki will fall on Friday, 24 June 2022.
Dogs are very special animals and are one of the most common domestic pets in New Zealand. The Dog Control Act 1996, (“the Act”) is in place to empower local authorities to promote responsible dog ownership and the welfare of dogs.