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Do I Have To Pay My Unvaccinated Employees Redundancy Compensation?
28 November 2021
What exactly is the nature of an unvaccinated employee’s dismissal under a vaccine mandate? Are such dismissals redundancy situations and if so, will redundancy compensation need to be paid? Read more
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Do I Have To Pay My Unvaccinated Employees Redundancy Compensation? What exactly is the nature of an unvaccinated employee’s dismissal under a vaccine mandate? Are such dismissals redundancy situations and if so, will redundancy compensation need to be paid? Link
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Employers put on notice: vaccine mandates not a green light for termination The Employment Court has reinforced the need for employers to follow a robust consultation process when engaging with unvaccinated staff. Link
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It’s go time for Overseas Investment Act reforms – what you need to know about today’s changes Today (24 November 2021) marks the introduction of significant changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005.  This is the final stage of reform which began in 2018. Link
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Time to negotiate: Commercial rent relief mandate enacted The COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act (“Act”) has come into force, mandating landlord and tenant rent relief negotiations in the COVID-19 pandemic from mid-August 2021. Link

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2021 Whitireia Foundation Scholarship Award
5 November 2021

The Whitireia Foundation aims to assist students of Ford Sumner’s client, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, to realise their potential and to promote, support and enhance the goals and activities of the Polytechnic through research projects, educational innovation and improving campus facilities.

 

This year Ford Sumner again funded a scholarship award to a student continuing their studies who has shown strong academic performance, a marked improvement and active peer support.

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2021 Whitireia Foundation Scholarship Award

The Whitireia Foundation aims to assist students of Ford Sumner’s client, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, to realise their potential and to promote, support and enhance the goals and activities of the Polytechnic through research projects, educational innovation and improving campus facilities.

 

This year Ford Sumner again funded a scholarship award to a student continuing their studies who has shown strong academic performance, a marked improvement and active peer support.

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Congratulations Lucy! We are pleased to announce Lucy Aitken has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court. Link
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Ford Sumner turns 16! Ford Sumner celebrated our 16th birthday this week. We have come a long way since Mark and Jaesen set the firm up from the boardroom table at a friend’s office! Link
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Ford Sumner August 2021 Newsletter We hope you, your family and your team are all safe and well in the latest lockdown and are making the best of this unexpected time at home in your bubble Link

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Nelson Airport Case Study
20 August 2019

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