Commercial

Commercial leases post-COVID

In the past three months, most landlords and tenants would have become more familiar with the details of their lease. In particular, most will be looking at how clause 27.5 of the Auckland District Law Society (ADLS) lease applies to the government-imposed lockdown that we have all experienced as a result of COVID-19.

Business Briefs

COVID-19, and the restrictions imposed by the government in an attempt to control it, have deeply affected our lives. However, it’s not just our social lives that have become frustrated.

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Government’s COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme

Many New Zealand employers are scrambling to maintain solvency while balancing their employer obligations during the COVID-19 lockdown; thousands of businesses accepted the government’s COVID-19 12-week wage subsidy as a necessary lifeline.

The Wellbeing Budget 2020 Rebuilding Together

The government’s Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance the Hon Grant Robertson on 14 May has addressed, in the words of the Minister, “a 1-in-100 year health and economic challenge” as it moves to rebuild the economy post-COVID-19.

Restructuring your business

Restructuring is common in the new year when business owners feel refreshed and ready to take on the next challenge. The process however, is often shrouded in uncertainty (and stress) for employees. If you are considering a business restructure, you need to be sure that you are meeting all your employment law obligations.

Business Briefs Summer 2020

The High Court has declared a contract term ‘unfair’ for the first time since the 2015 amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA) that make unfair contract terms unenforceable.

Shareholdings for employees or family members

Six things to consider when bringing an employee or a family member into your business by offering them a shareholding.

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The Wellbeing Budget 2019

The Wellbeing Budget, presented by the Hon Grant Robertson, on 30 May focussed on mental health and child wellbeing.

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Business Briefs Winter 19

The recent high-profile Mainzeal case has highlighted the importance for directors to know and understand their duties under the Companies Act 1993.

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Property sale and purchase

It’s essential that the sale and purchase agreement contains the correct wording, particulars and information in respect of the GST position of the parties to the agreement.