In early 2014, there were two important decisions by the Employment Court (Brake and Totara Farms) that indicated that an employer’s decision to make a role redundant was likely to be examined far more closely by the courts than in the past. L&E Global New Zealand recommended employers make sure that any business/financial reasons put forward […]
SBM Legal’s April 2015 Newsletter highlights important legal trends including: Changes to the ERA from 6 March 2015 Update on equal pay litigation Tripartite employment relationships Redundancy – Clarification from Appeal Court
With effect from 1 December 2004, section 4(1A) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 was inserted, which added further guidance to the duty of good faith. Many commentators asked at the time whether you could, or should, legislate a relationship in this way.
As of 1 June 2019, with the introduction of a new DS-160 Form, some of this information will be collected from all visa applicants – affecting approximately 15 million foreign nationals planning to come to the U.S.
On March 8, in Santiago de Chile, Australia, Brunei-Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Mexico executed again the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the United States withdrew from it.
Requirement for Foreign Employees to Work In order to legally work in Australia, a foreign employee must have a permanent or valid long-stay visa to work. All foreign workers are guaranteed the conditions of the NES in their employment, and employers of foreign workers must abide by both workplace and immigration laws in their dealings. […]
Gender equality in executive boardrooms has become an area of great importance for multinational companies throughout the world. Diversifying the board of directors, particularly the position of CEO and CFO, is considered vital to the economic stability of all sectors of industry in all regions of the world. Achieving such diversity requires serious and targeted […]
50,3% of the Swiss population voted “yes” to the Initiative against “mass immigration”, with almost 6 out of 10 Swiss citizens taking part in the referendum. The Initiative also states that “all opposite international treaties must be reviewed within 3 years of the vote” and that is where the debate actually lies, since it means that the Free Movement of Persons Agreement in itself shall be reviewed and most likely reconsidered.
A recent report by the World Bank ranked New Zealand as the easiest place in the world to set-up a small and medium-sized enterprise. The definition of “easy” is based on how many steps are required to establish the company, the costs of incorporating, capital contributions, and the amount of days involved before the enterprise […]