As a lawyer who studied Latin in High School, I am delighted to see the phrase ‘caveat emptor’ in the national news this month. Too often we see people choosing to purchase properties without checking things out properly or bothering to talk to a lawyer.
With council planning rules in many urban centres focussing strongly on increasing density of housing, and with many proposed new apartment developments in the pipeline for Tauranga, apartment living and buying an apartment is coming into sharp focus.
A Labour-led government means we will see a number of changes to the employment law landscape. Some of their policies likely to affect you include: Changes to minimum employment rights Minimum wage will increase to $16.50 per hour from 1 April 2018.
As promised, Immigration New Zealand have introduced a number of new rules under the Essential Skills Work Visa category. These rules came into effect from 28 August 2017. The most striking change is the introduction of salary bands.