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Skill Shortage List

New Zealand Immigration Update: May 2019. On 27 May 2019, Immigration New Zealand will update the Long Term Skill Shortage (LTSSL) and Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage (CISSL) Lists. New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage List.

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Disputes tribunal jurisdiction increase – how can it help me?

The Disputes Tribunal plays an important role as a less formal, less expensive, and faster alternative to the Courts for resolving small-scale disputes. Currently the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal is limited to hearing claims of up to $15,000 in value, or $20,000 if both parties agree. A ...

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Electronic Travel Authority

New Zealand Immigration Update: April 2019
In October 2019 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) will be introduced for select travellers to New Zealand. An International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), will also be introduced, alongside the ETA.

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Christchurch terror attacks – visas for family members

New Zealand Immigration Update: March 2019. On 15 March 2019, 50 individuals tragically lost their lives in the devastating attacks on the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Mosques, in Christchurch. In response to this tragedy, Immigration New Zealand have announced that they will be expediting visa applications, for the family ...

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Mainzeal judgment highlights directors’ liability

Prior to its failure in 2013, Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited (Mainzeal) was one of the largest players in New Zealand’s construction industry. When Mainzeal was put into liquidation in February 2013, it owed $110m to its unsecured creditors.

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You’ve been appointed an attorney – now what?

Enduring powers of attorney are very important. We recommend these to all our clients, regardless of their age or circumstance. It is now a requirement that anyone signing an enduring power of attorney (the Donor) receives legal advice before they sign. However, the person being appointed as the attorney doesn ...

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The end of 90 day trial periods, for some.

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) has received royal assent, meaning it has passed into law. Some provisions of the Act have taken effect already, with the remainder to take effect on 6 May this year.

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Significant changes proposed to employer-supported work visas

New Zealand Immigration Update: February 2019.
The New Zealand government is proposing significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework. This immigration update is intended to give a brief overview of the key proposed changes. Further updates will follow, when this consultation period closes, and as new policies are implemented.

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