Common Scams that target the elderly includes the “grandparent scam” where the perpetrator calls or emails seniors and pretends to be a family member in trouble or an authoritative person representing the relative, such as a lawyer.
When your employees are often absent, whether it be short term or long term, your business takes a toll, period. Obviously your employees have the right to take their sick leave and annual leave, as is required by law in New Zealand, but where is the line between their rights, and your business costs? Some […]
Sometimes in life, we face situations where we need some expertise to guide us through. Perhaps you have found yourself in one of those situations and you realise you need a lawyer but aren’t sure where to start. Don’t worry too much, as this is a very common problem for most people who aren’t lawyers […]
As an employer, keeping up to date with employment relations is incredibly important to your business. Not only is following the law important for your relationship with your employees, but it’s also important to your bottom line and your business’s budget. Failing to follow employment law can result in some serious fines, backpay if you’ve […]
In October of 2017, New Zealand moved to a coalition government with Jacinda Ardern elected as the world’s youngest head of government. With a fresh and bold stance on many topics, Ardern has led New Zealand to several big changes, including certain employment rights. One of the main changes that is being proposed to employment […]
Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation in New Zealand, the news that minimum wage is rising is almost always a startling one. The most recent announcement set by New Zealand’s coalition deal is that the minimum wage in New Zealand will be $20 by the year 2021. This is a fairly drastic […]
Ever so often we come across news of sexual harassment on television, in our daily newspapers; you hear it from your friends or colleagues. There are various laws implemented to safeguard people against harassment of all kinds, lawmakers are people we trust when it comes to getting justice, but as per statistics, one in every […]
The term HR (human resources) has dramatically transformed the way in which businesses interact with their employees. In time gone by the function of HR was purely administrative, but now employees have a HR department that can cover any aspect of their employment. For example, covering aspects such as pay, employee relations training, holidays and […]
“While cyber security can sound pretty complex, or something that small businesses wouldn’t need to worry about, it all boils down to a few simple steps to keep websites safe, secure, and up-and-running,” CERT NZ Senior Incident Manager Erica Anderson says.
Gilbert+Tobin has launched a new online platform to advise and inform clients and lawyers digital technology.