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Further COVID-19 relief available for SMEs
12 March 2021
Relief is now available for small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) whose revenue has been affected by the recent COVID-19 Alert Level hikes (from Alert Level 1 to Level 2 for most of the country) during February 2021, with applications for grants and subsidies having recently opened on the Inland Revenue and Work and Income websites. Read more
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Further COVID-19 relief available for SMEs Relief is now available for small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) whose revenue has been affected by the recent COVID-19 Alert Level hikes (from Alert Level 1 to Level 2 for most of the country) during February 2021, with applications for grants and subsidies having recently opened on the Inland Revenue and Work and Income websites. Link
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Residential Tenancy changes – A new landscape for Landlords and Tenants The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 came into force on 12 August 2020.  It changed the landscape for Landlords and Tenants in New Zealand by amending the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (“the Act”).  Whether you’re a Landlord or Tenant, here’s how the changes affect you. Link
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Employment Court Clarifies Criteria for Fixed Term Employment Agreements

A sincere belief that the circumstances warrant a fixed term agreement will not meet the criteria set by the Employment Relations Act

Fixed term employment agreements are strictly regulated by section 66 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 ("the Act"). If the criteria set by section 66 are not met, a fixed term agreement may be held to be invalid, resulting in the employee being a permanent employee instead.

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Employment Law and the 2020 Election - What's on offer?

New Zealand's General Election is being held on 17 October 2020. This article provides a snapshot of some of the parties’ proposed policies on wages and working conditions. 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
22 December 2020

Jaesen, Sarah and the team at Ford Sumner wish you all the best for the holiday season.

2020 was a year like no other! We hope you get to relax and enjoy the festive season with family and friends. We look forward to seeing and working with you in 2021.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jaesen, Sarah and the team at Ford Sumner wish you all the best for the holiday season.

2020 was a year like no other! We hope you get to relax and enjoy the festive season with family and friends. We look forward to seeing and working with you in 2021.

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Welcoming Ella We are excited to announce the arrival of Briar’s baby daughter Ella. Link
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Congratulations Nina Jirkowsky We are pleased to announce the promotion of Nina Jirkowsky to Senior Lawyer at Ford Sumner. Link
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Ford Sumner is 15! Ford Sumner celebrated our 15th birthday this month. Our 15th year has been a year like no other but we are proud of the resilience our team has shown to work together and continue to support our clients. Link

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Case Study

Nelson Airport Case Study
20 August 2019

Consistency, efficiency and accuracy were keys for Nelson Airport in evaluating new legal services.

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Nelson Airport Case Study

Consistency, efficiency and accuracy were keys for Nelson Airport in evaluating new legal services.

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