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What is the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill?

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:42 pm | Simpson Grierson

The Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill ( Bill ) was introduced in March this year to offer greater protection in employment to victims of domestic violence. The Bill is a member's bill, put forward by Jan Logie of the Greens. It passed its ... More >>

The pay equity deal – what will it mean for employers?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:53 pm | Simpson Grierson

Yesterday, the Government announced that it has entered into a 'pay equity' settlement in relation to the government-funded service sectors of aged residential care, home support and disability services. More >>

Simpson Grierson launches Innovation Series

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 4:24 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson launches Innovation Series Simpson Grierson is delighted to introduce our 2017 Innovation Series, a programme of insightful, interactive and practical events with industry and legal experts, business transformation manager Caroline ... More >>

Senior public law specialist to join Simpson Grierson

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:47 am | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson is pleased to announce the appointment of senior lawyer Sally McKechnie as a partner in its Wellington office. More >>

Simpson Grierson proud to work with Christchurch Council

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:38 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson proud to work alongside Christchurch City Council in unprecedented district planning process Despite a few outstanding Court of Appeal and High Court appeals, the fast-tracked and bespoke Christchurch district plan review process is ... More >>

Be aware of important new employment standards

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:29 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson Partner Phillipa Muir says that from 1 April 2017, all individual employment agreements need to comply with new requirements under the Employment Relations Act 2000. More >>

Recommendations improve clarity and workability

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 2:02 pm | Simpson Grierson

On Monday, the Local Government and Environment Committee announced its recommended changes to the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill with several recommendations that improve the clarity and workability, partner Sarah Scott says. More >>

Conditions ripe for corporate activity but buyers cautious

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:53 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson corporate partner Andrew Matthews says 2016 was a strong year for corporate activity, and conditions suggest this will continue in 2017. More >>

Simpson Grierson expands health and safety services

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:58 pm | Simpson Grierson

Fiona Carney has joined Simpson Grierson as a senior consultant in its fast-growing health and safety advisory business. More >>

Simpson Grierson advise Shanghai Maling on Silver Fern Farms

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:43 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson advises Shanghai Maling on purchase of a 50% interest in Silver Fern Farms More >>

Initiatives to resolve pay equity claims applauded

Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:27 am | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson supports the Government's decision today to accept the recommendations of the Joint Working Group, to improve the raising and resolving of pay equity claims. More >>

Stance on NZME/Fairfax merger bound to be highly contentious

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 4:23 pm | Simpson Grierson

The Commerce Commission's draft determination to decline to authorise the proposed NZME/Fairfax merger raises important issues for the future of a news industry struggling to deal with digital disruption, and for New Zealanders who rely on that industry ... More >>

Simpson Grierson wins gold at Equal Pay Awards

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:19 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson took home the Gold Award for excellence at the YWCA Equal Pay Awards 2016, held in Auckland last night. More >>

Simpson Grierson advises Solid Energy on sale of its mines

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 4:48 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson has advised state owned enterprise Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (Solid Energy) on the sale of its mines to three parties. More >>

Simpson Grierson Acts for ACC on Kiwibank Acquision

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 11:05 am | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson has advised Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) on its acquisition of a 22% stake in the Kiwibank group of companies. More >>

FYI: Employers beware of secret recordings

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 2:59 pm | Simpson Grierson

A recent decision of the Employment Relations Authority has confirmed that 'secret' recordings made by employees may be used against employers in Authority proceedings, even where they relate to conversations between other staff members, to which the ... More >>

A new record for compensation awards

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 12:06 pm | Simpson Grierson

The Human Rights Review Tribunal (Tribunal) has awarded Rachel MacGregor, former press secretary for Colin Craig, a record award of $120,000 for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings. More >>

Court of Appeal confirms fluoridation is lawful

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 3:44 pm | Simpson Grierson

4 October 2016 Local Government Court of Appeal confirms fluoridation is lawful and is not compulsory medical treatment The Court of Appeal's recent decision in New Health NZ Inc v South Taranaki District Council related to the two key findings in ... More >>

Tobacco Standardised Packaging Bill Passes

Friday, 9 September 2016, 5:03 pm | Simpson Grierson

9 September 2016 Intellectual Property Law Smoke-Free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill passes third and final reading More >>

Current Property Tax Issues Guide

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:51 pm | Simpson Grierson

8 September 2016 Tax Law Current Property Tax Issues Guide Over the past 12 months, the Government has introduced a package of tax reforms targeting land dealing activities. These are: More >>

 

 

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