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Fair Pay Agreements Bill to Take Effect Very Soon
21 November 2022

The widely disputed Fair Pay Agreements Bill (“FPA Bill”) has been passed and will take effect on 1 December 2022. When it takes effect, the Act will provide a framework for collective bargaining for fair pay agreements (“FPA’s”) across all New Zealand industries or occupations, rather than just between unions and particular employers.

 

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Fair Pay Agreements Bill to Take Effect Very Soon

The widely disputed Fair Pay Agreements Bill (“FPA Bill”) has been passed and will take effect on 1 December 2022. When it takes effect, the Act will provide a framework for collective bargaining for fair pay agreements (“FPA’s”) across all New Zealand industries or occupations, rather than just between unions and particular employers.

 

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Lease Renewals – Not as simple as you might think… A right of renewal provides a commercial tenant with the option to enter into a new lease with a landlord when the current lease expires. If a tenant fails to give notice of intention to renew the lease, the risks can be significant. This was the situation in the recent High Court case of Storageone Kapiti (2012) Ltd v Sharja Ltd. Link
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Practical Ways of Recovering a Debt: Letters of Demand From time to time you may need to take formal steps to recover a debt owed to you in the course of providing your services. Link
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Recent US Court case Zuru v Glassdoor serves as wake up call for New Zealand Employers The California-based website Glassdoor Incorporated (“Glassdoor”) recently lost a case brought against it by New Zealand-based company ZURU Toys New Zealand Limited (“Zuru”). Personal information surrounding anonymous reviews must now be released from Glassdoor to Zuru to allow them to pursue a defamation claim against suspected present and past employees who expressed their resentment of the company online. Link

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Ford Sumner Turns 17!!
30 September 2022

The Ford Sumner Partners and Staff were delighted to celebrate the business' birthday once again after two years of Covid-19 disruptions.

We want to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to all of those who were able to attend and create such a memorable evening.


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Ford Sumner Turns 17!!

The Ford Sumner Partners and Staff were delighted to celebrate the business' birthday once again after two years of Covid-19 disruptions.

We want to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to all of those who were able to attend and create such a memorable evening.


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2022 Whitireia Scholarship We are delighted to announce that Verity Hazlett, studying for a Bachelor Social Work, is this year’s recipient. Link
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Webinar: Business Under Pressure Join us for our Business Under Pressure webinar, on Thursday 19 May 2022, Link
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Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs): A Brief Overview

The highly anticipated Fair Pay Agreements Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced to Parliament this week and is expected to shake up the employment law scene.

The Bill provides a framework  within which fair pay agreements (“FPAs”) can be bargained The Bill’s objective is to “improve labour market outcomes in New Zealand by enabling employers and employees to collectively bargain industry-wide or occupation-wide minimum employment terms.

 
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Nelson Airport Case Study
20 August 2019

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Nelson Airport Case Study

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