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End of Life Choice Act

New Zealand - November 4 2021 The End of Life Choice Act 2019 (the Act) comes into force from 7 November 2021. From this date, New Zealanders who meet the eligibility criteria can…

Peter Chemis, Nicola Cuervo, Rebecca Dudley-Cobb, Holly Hedley, Alastair Hercus, Catherine Miller, Alastair Sherriff, Emma von Veh, Natasha Wilson

Abortion law update: High Court finds new conscientious objection provisions do not breach NZBORA

New Zealand - October 14 2021 In a landmark decision for health and human rights law in New Zealand, the High Court has ruled that the recently reformed conscientious objection…

Peter Chemis, Nicola Cuervo, Rebecca Dudley-Cobb, Holly Hedley, Alastair Hercus, Catherine Miller, Alastair Sherriff, Emma von Veh, Natasha Wilson

Back into the Bubble - Government assistance for businesses

New Zealand - August 20 2021 With only a few hours' notice, New Zealanders have quickly adjusted to lockdown once again and the Government has taken quick steps to make additional…

Shaun Brookes, Peter Chemis, Sherridan Cook, Nicola Cuervo, Holly Hedley, Lorraine Hercus, Mere King, Louise Robertson, Susan Rowe, Alastair Sherriff, Jessica Taylor, Emma von Veh

Bill to increase sick leave becomes law - employers must be ready from 24 July

USA - June 16 2021 The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill that increases the minimum entitlement to paid sick leave from 5 to 10 days has now passed its…

Shaun Brookes, Peter Chemis, Sherridan Cook, Nicola Cuervo, Holly Hedley, Lorraine Hercus, Mere King, Susan Rowe, Alastair Sherriff, Jessica Taylor, Emma von Veh

'Flyer beware' - the employment implications of overseas travel

Australia, New Zealand - April 16 2021 After months of public speculation, the Government has announced that the Trans-Tasman bubble will open on 19 April. However, the Government has…

Shaun Brookes, Peter Chemis, Sherridan Cook, Nicola Cuervo, Holly Hedley, Lorraine Hercus, Mere King, Susan Rowe, Alastair Sherriff, Emma von Veh