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Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak continues to dominate the headlines. As of today, New Zealand has fewer than ten known cases of coronavirus COVID-19, with an expectation of more. There are a range of queries from employers hitting our desks on a daily basis. Sensible actions for employers include the following: Keep abreast of the World …

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Health and Safety and Proceeds of Crime

Health and Safety and Proceeds of Crime

Can breaches of health and safety laws lead to business assets being seized? The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 establishes a regime for the forfeiture of property that has been derived from significant criminal activity. It aims to eliminates the chance for people to profit from being associated with criminal activity – as well as …

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Regulation of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand

Regulation of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand

2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year for cannabis reform in New Zealand. A medicinal cannabis regulatory regime will take effect from April and, in the September general election, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum on the legalisation of recreational cannabis. These developments result from the current coalition government’s health-based approach to …

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