February 28, 2022
Situations in Which Our Employment Advocates can Assist You!
As an employee it can often feel as if the ball is in your employer’s court, and that they have all of the power. But that is truly not the case. There are many resources and laws in place that aim at protecting the employee as much as possible, it is all just a matter of educating yourself and making use of these resources. As professional employment advocates in Christchurch, we have dealt with varying degrees of employment issues, but these are some of the most common scenarios in which we can assist!
COVID-19 Related Issues
The covid-19 pandemic took a serious hit on many businesses, but in no way did it give business owners in New Zealand the right to make changes to their employees' contracts without their permission. Nor can the employer force employees to take their annual leave without wage subsidy. Many employees have experienced unfair treatment under the stress of the pandemic, and we are here to help.
Before you start any job in New Zealand you need to be given an employment agreement . And before you sign anything you need to be certain that the agreement is reasonable and fair!
90 Day Trial Periods
Before you sign any 90 day trial period documentation, it is best if you’d allow the employment advocates here at Lawhub to look over the document. There are certain cases in which 90 day trial periods are illegal.
Personal grievances can really be tricky to navigate. The include issues such as bullying, racism, sexism, sexual harassment, discrimination, exclusion, and more. Unfortunately these issues are much more common than you’d think. The team at Lawhub is here to help you find the best way to deal with these issues so that you receive the best possible outcome.
Redundancy and Restructuring
There are certain processes and structures in place that need to be followed in order to legally dismiss an employee. You cannot simply be fired on the spot or dismissed unfairly. Too many employees get treated like this, and as employment advocates in Christchurch we are able to offer professional advice on this matter.
Are you looking for experienced employment advocates in Christchurch? Here at Lawhub our professional employment advocates in Christchurch can assist you with a variety of workplace issues. Feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions, and would like to learn more about our services.
Looking to migrate to New Zealand? Understanding the significance of an immigration lawyer and their role in navigating the complexities of immigration laws is vital. Learn about the qualities defining a proficient advisor and how Lawhub can guide you through your immigration journey with expertise and personalised support.
Curious about New Zealand's 90-day trial period for employees? Delve into the intricacies of this employment law feature with Lawhub's comprehensive guide. Understand who qualifies, employee rights, dismissal notice specifics, and expert considerations. Empower yourself with knowledge and protect your workplace rights.
Planning your estate? Avoid these three common will-making mistakes! Learn how to update your will, consider all assets, and select the right executor to prevent disputes and safeguard your legacy. Get expert advice and secure your assets for the future with our trusted estate planning lawyers.
If you have been living and working in New Zealand and are thinking of staying on, it is time for you to apply for a resident visa.
New Zealand law is pretty clear-cut about what constitutes a relationship and what will happen if it breaks down.
In every workplace, employers and employees have rights and responsibilities determined by the country's employment laws. As such, every employer and employee is entitled to hire the services of employment advocates in Christchurch when unresolved disputes arise.
Over the past two years, travel anywhere has been challenging to say the least. With most countries placing restrictions on travel, it is difficult to know where you can and cannot go. The lifting of rules has also been done piecemeal, leaving travellers confused by which restrictions apply to them.
If you are buying or selling a property, you may be tempted to go the DIY or kit route to handle all the documentation and paperwork. While it is possible to get this done, the best advice would be to leave these tasks to the professionals.
Under the Privacy Act, companies must uphold a set of rules when collecting and holding their customers' data. Breaches or non-compliance with the Act can lead to unwanted fines.
When relationships are both beginnings and ending, it is time to review the status and ownership of property of the parties involved. Sometimes the situation is simple and can quickly be resolved.
Being an entrepreneur requires you to take on a lot of additional business information that does not relate to your product or service. It will be impossible for you to become a specialist in law, H.R., staff training, health and safety, etc.
If you are looking for a new home in Hamilton and find your dream home you need to check the legal parameters of the property.
As an employee it can often feel as if the ball is in your employer’s court, and that they have all of the power. But that is truly not the case. There are many resources and laws in place that aim at protecting the employee as much as possible, it is all just a matter of educating yourself and making use of these resources.
New Zealand is a beautiful country that is known for its diverse natural surroundings. It also has a wealth of opportunities that can be tapped into and is a safe and peaceful place to raise a family.
If you’ve ever had to buy or sell a property, you’ll be somewhat familiar with the process of property conveyancing. Here at Law Hub, we are a team of lawyers and property conveyancing experts in Hamilton.
New Zealand is definitely an inviting prospect for foreigners. New Zealand is safe, well-run, and has many opportunities! It is a great place to move, and this is evident by the many happy expats living there today.
In late March earlier this year, the Labour Government announced a number of changes regarding the New Zealand housing policy in an attempt to make the housing market more affordable, particularly for first home buyers. This article specifically discusses interest expense deductions on residential properties and how these will change.
While there is more information to know, these are key points everyone should be aware of.
Employment law has not changed due to COVID-19
Employment and health and safety laws still apply at every COVID-19 alert level.
Employers cannot reduce their employees’ legal minimum employment rights, this includes:
• the minimum wage,
• annual and sick leave, and
• having a written employment agreement.
Both parties must always act in good faith. This includes always being open, honest, and communicative with each other.
Why are certain types of construction lending exempt from the LVR restrictions?
Construction exemptions support two forms of housing construction.
The first exemption is available for new dwellings or dwellings under construction, under certain
conditions. This exemption provides support for an increase in the supply of housing, which is an
important part of reducing house price pressures arising from supply shortages (particularly in
Auckland). Reducing such pressures helps to reduce systemic risk in the banking system associated
with any future house price correction.
In New Zealand, we have an intention-based tax system for property.
If you buy a property intending profits to come from capital gains – then you'll pay tax on those capital gains.
If you purchase a property but don't intend to sell it for capital gains – instead using rent as your primary source of income – then any growth in the property's value is not taxed.
On Saturday 8 May 2021, Dee, Ruth, Robin and Carol attended a meeting at Christchurch Community House where National Party spokeswoman on Immigration, Erica Stanford was speaking. She had flown to Christchurch with Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and was joined by local MP Dale Stephens.
Whether you’re just starting a new job or you've been working for the same company for a while, all employees in New Zealand have rights to protect you in the workplace. Here are our top three best pieces of employment advice for employees.
Taking on employees is a big responsibility for any business. You want them to do their best by you, and your employees expect you to treat them right. An employment relationship is a two way street that is meant to be built on good faith. If you feel like that good faith is being tested or broken, first take a deep breath, then seek advice before taking any action. Here are our top three best pieces of employment advice for employers.
Even if you think your life is simple and you don’t own many assets, you should still have a Will. It can feel like a big deal to go and see a lawyer, so more people are asking, ‘Can I make my own Will?’ There’s a simple answer, but it turns out the question is quite complicated.