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WWOOFers - an update.

Last year, the Labour Inspectorate undertook a series of investigations and found that volunteers and WWOOFers (the popular scheme where travellers work in exchange for food and lodging), were, in fact, employees. At the time we published some advice, which has recently been confirmed in an Employment Relations Authority (ERA ...

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Residence visa rules update

INZ has also further tweaked residence visa requirements. In effect, the minimum salary level has increased for those wanting to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

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Work visa rules update

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has recently further tweaked the work visa changes it made last year. In effect, the minimum salary levels have increased.

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Is my business on the list?

In April last year, INZ introduced a compulsory stand-down for “non-compliant employers”. This is now beginning to have a significant effect on a number of employers.

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Santa's annual legal queries

As you all know, boys and girls, Cavell Leitch advise the most important clients. This includes a certain Christmas celebrity! Every year, about this time, Santa needs a little bit of last minute advice, which we are always happy to provide. Here is a summary of the advice he needed ...

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What does a change of Government mean for the property sector?

Weeks of speculation came to a close on 19 October 2017 when Winston Peters announced that New Zealand would soon see a change in Government. For better or for worse, the new Government has quite publically intended to implement tighter restrictions on overseas buyers. A lot is still not yet ...

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