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9 June 2020

Penalty Clauses Clarified

It is common for commercial agreements to include a clause setting out some form of consequence if a breach occurs.

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5 June 2020

Wage Subsidy Extension Update

On 14 May 2020 the government announced that the Wage Subsidy Scheme would be extended. The Wage Subsidy Extension payments will be available from 10 June 2020 until 1 September 2020.

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5 June 2020

Alert Level 1

At midnight on 9 June 2020 New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1. The restrictions of Alert Level 2 have been lifted, though strict border controls remain.

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5 June 2020

Changes to Property Tax Exemptions slipped in latest Tax Bill

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 4 June. The Honourable Stuart Nash said this legislation was to “support growth and assist businesses on the road to economic recovery.

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5 June 2020

Commercial Leases Disputes

The Government has announced a new compulsory arbitration scheme for small businesses who can’t agree a fair rent reduction with their landlord.

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21 May 2020

Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill set to close New Zealand’s doors, for now

The New Zealand Government has passed the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill, pushing it through the legislative process in near record time.

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