In this issue:
the proposed Climate Change Adaptation Act
With the Government now confirming the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), this article explores what we can expect from the Climate Change Adaptation Act (CCAA).
Protecting your assets in a later life relationship
Later life relationships can be fulfilling and rewarding but may involve challenges from children and grandchildren specifically arising from expectations around inheritance. Children and finances appear to be the top two challenges that may keep a couple from a long-term relationship.
What you need to know
The Government has recently introduced the Incorporated Societies Bill into Parliament. The Bill has been long-awaited, having been out for public consultation since 2015. It updates the Incorporated Societies Act which was first enacted in 1908.
It is no secret that New Zealand is in the midst of a housing crisis
The housing crisis has been well documented in the media and has been a key political issue as successive Governments have searched for ways to create affordable rental housing and make homeownership an achievable proposition for New Zealanders.
Employment reforms in 2021
It is recommended that employers regularly review their payroll systems and employment agreements to ensure that employees are not being paid below the minimum wage. It is also critical that employers monitor the hours their salaried employees are working to ensure that the Minimum Wage Act 1983 is not breached.