Publications

Financial Markets Conduct Act

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

Phase 1 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 will come into force on 1 April 2014. Commerce Minister Craig Foss announced on 27 February 2014 that Cabinet has approved regulations for Phase 1 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 as part of the Government’s financial market... Read the rest of this entry

Doing Business in New Zealand

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

The firm considers and comments on interesting and important developments (likely to impact upon our clients’ businesses) in our key practice areas of property, commercial and litigation Read the rest of this entry

Workplace Health and Safety Reform

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

In August this year the government released a blueprint proposing significant changes to New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system.  The changes are based on the Australian Model Work Health and Safety Act and aim to provide clear and consistent information for employers on how... Read the rest of this entry

The Employment Relations Act 2000

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

The Employment Relations Act 2000 recognises that the employment relationship involves more than a contractual exchange between the employee and the employer. The Act is based on the concept of ‘good faith’, which applies to all aspects of the employment relationship. The... Read the rest of this entry

Dispute Resolution

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

Overview The guiding principles for an employer in carrying out a disciplinary process for poor performance or misconduct by an employee are fairness and good faith . There is no precise definition of these concepts. Often it is necessary for an employer to use good judgment and common... Read the rest of this entry

Disciplinary and Dismissal Guidelines

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

Overview The guiding principles for an employer in carrying out a disciplinary process for poor performance or misconduct by an employee are fairness and good faith . There is no precise definition of these concepts. Often it is necessary for an employer to use good judgment and common... Read the rest of this entry

Consumer Protection and GM Labelling – A Legal Industry Perspective

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

Consumer Protection and GM Labelling – A Legal Industry Perspective (a) Some differing views on the New Zealand (and Australian) legal regimes “ Australia and NZ have one of the most comprehensive labelling regimes for GM in the world” : FSANZ, Review of Labelling... Read the rest of this entry

The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

Posted by Shieff Angland on December 4 2018

The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 places obligations on retailers, manufacturers and service providers. In many cases the obligations also fall on importers and distributors The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) sits alongside the Fair Trading Act and... Read the rest of this entry