COVID-19 guidelines for employers

Many employers have questions and concerns about how COVID-19 may impact on their employment obligations. We have set out some guidelines below (current as at 18 March 2020):

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We, the partners and staff of Cavell Leitch, would like to keep you updated on how we are ensuring that everyone we work with on a day to day basis, including our staff and our clients, remain safe and healthy amongst the challenges of COVID-19.

From 1 July 2020 the Farm Debt Mediation Act will be in force.  It imposes substantial restrictions on the ability of creditors to enforce security interests over farm property and introduces a regime for parties to farm debts to undertake a mediation process.

Last December the Government introduced the Fair Trading Amendment Bill (the Bill) into Parliament proposing changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (the Act). 

Unlike a marriage, which comes with a party and a certificate, de facto relationships often have no fanfare to announce their beginning. You probably assume that you have to share a house, or bedroom, before you will be in a de facto relationship

2020 is Olympic year, which means many national sporting federations will be in the process of selecting their athletes and teams to send to Tokyo.

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the New Zealand (NZ) government has announced a number of sweeping border restrictions. 

The three major updates are as follows.

There has been massive growth in properties being used to provide short-term accommodation around NZ.  

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have received large volumes of residence applications over the last 18 months, which has resulted in increasing processing times. 

In response to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the New Zealand Government has temporarily closed the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Beijing office. 

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, temporary restrictions have been placed on entry to NZ for individuals who have recently left or transited through mainland China. 

The NZ Government has extended these restrictions to include any individual who has been in or transited through Iran in the 14 days prior to travelling to NZ.

New Zealand is becoming an increasingly popular destination for migrants. This article explores important considerations for immigrants who experience a change in their personal relationship after settling in New Zealand.

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