eConnect Newsletter - December 2022

December 6, 2022


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In this issue:

New bans on unfair contract terms

Recent changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 that affect most New Zealand businesses.

Now is the time for businesses to familiarise themselves with the new rules to ensure their contracts and processes are compliant.

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A proposed public ‘Income Insurance Scheme’ for no-fault termination

A change that will impact New Zealand businesses and employees

This article outlines and considers the implications of proposed and potentially transformative legislation around ‘no-fault termination’ that, if implemented, will have an impact on every business and worker in New Zealand.

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Key developments in immigration policy

What will this mean for you moving forward?

Many of you will probably be overwhelmed with the recent string of developments in immigration policy. In this article, we have summarised the most important developments.

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Retirement village framework policy review proposed

Specific recommendations have been made with regard to three important areas.

A recent Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) White Paper proposed a complete policy review of the retirement villages framework which has not taken place since the Retirement Villages Act 2003 was enacted nearly 20 years ago.

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Good news in the pipeline for winery cellar doors

After a few years of limited visitors and staffing shortages we are pleased to report on some good news for the industry.

A new Bill has been drawn from the ballot in Parliament that, if enacted, will bring some positive news to wineries with cellar doors. We discuss the proposed legislation and the benefits to the hospitality industry.

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