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New employment law provisions in force (5 March 2015)

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 comes into effect on 6 March 2015 and makes some important changes to New Zealand's employment law. The changes cover six main areas. Key changes include: Flexible working arrangements Extending the statutory right to request flexible working arrangements to all employees (previously confined to... More about New employment law provisions in force.

Insurance dispute cap rise proposed (5 March 2015)

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says the government is considering making dispute resolution schemes more accessible by increasing the compensation cap from $200,000 to $350,000 for property insurance disputes. He says currently disputes over $200,000 must be referred to the High Court "which many people may not be... More about Insurance dispute cap rise proposed.

Taking keys could lead to disastrous consequences, says Canterbury law professor. (4 March 2015)

By Sasha Borissenko Reasons for confiscating keys from perceived dangerous drivers would be difficult to justify and could lead to disastrous legal consequences, Canterbury University Dean of Law Dr Chris Gallavin says. The advice follows police reports of locals confiscating the car keys of tourists they think are driving dangerously.... More about Taking keys could lead to disastrous consequences, says Canterbury law professor. .