News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Law, and what's new at WRMK
New law on Domestic Violence Leave: what employers need to know
April 01, 2019
The Government’s Domestic Violence – Victims' Protection Act comes into force, today, 1 April 2019. The Act gives new entitlements to victims of domestic violence and puts strict obligations on their employers to ensure those entitlements are met.
Constructing the right contract
March 18, 2019
Large construction projects are popping up everywhere, from renovation and residential houses through to large scale commercial developments. Usually, disputes in construction aren’t about defects, but rather grey areas the parties haven’t considered such as unforeseen costs or work. Getting the right building contract in place up-front can avoid a lot of pain.
Congratulations to Natalie Robinson on her admission to the Bar
March 15, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate lawyer Natalie Robinson, based in our Dargaville office, on her admission to the bar yesterday.
Is your Family Trust still serving its purpose?
November 22, 2018
With the Trusts Bill currently in its Second Reading in Parliament and likely to incorporate a raft of signalled changes, it is probably a good time to take stock and consider why you settled your family trust in the first place.
Winter is almost over – time to rent the bach out
August 28, 2018
Like many Northlanders, you may be looking to rent the family bach out for some of the warmer months of the year. However, in addition to mopping the floors, and mowing the lawns, it is important you are up to date with your rights and obligations as a landlord.
Employment Law Update – When Employees’ Misconduct / Bad Behaviour Matters
August 28, 2018
When an employer fires an employee for misconduct but gets the process wrong, the first thing they tend to ask us is “doesn’t the employee’s bad behaviour matter at all?” The answer is a little complex – but it usually boils down to a matter of how much the bad behaviour contributed to the situation.
Anti-Money Laundering 1 July 2018
July 02, 2018
Real estate transactions are a major target for Anti Money Laundering. From 1st July we will be subject to these regulations. Read about how this will affect you and your clients
When does the “Brightline test” start and finish?
June 18, 2018
Will the current Brightline Test conditions affect you and your house sale?
Methamphetamine Testing – Hoax or Threat?
June 11, 2018
Over the past week there has been a lot of information circling through the media regarding methamphetamine testing. Has the New Zealand public been tricked over the threats on methamphetamine contamination or is the threat still real?
Cash for Hurt Feelings – Employment Court decision signals increases for hurt and humiliation payments
June 05, 2018
The old adage “sticks and stones” may apply to squabbling children, but it certainly doesn’t apply where an employer’s words or actions lead to an unjustifiable sacking. Many employers see employment (and its termination) as a purely business transaction, and are shocked to find out that employees can claim for injury to feelings.
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