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Covid-19: Toolbox


As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds it carries with it uncertainty and many new challenges for everyone. In these unprecedented times, we can help you navigate through the legal implications - our team are working to keep you well-informed with the key issues impacting businesses and families today. Click the links below for more information:

25 May - Staff redundancies - how to avoid some of the common pitfalls

22 May - Separation, asset valuation and Covid-19

20 May - Company law changes to Create Safe Harbours and Business Debt Hiberation in New Zealand

19 May - What are my entitlements if my employer is receiving the Wage Subsidy?

15 May - Time for a Change? Buying a franchise

14 May - What are my entitlements to paid leave?

11 May - My workplace is reopening but I feel unsafe returning to work

6 May - Changes to the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme: Abnormal Lending on Normal Terms

22 April - Resumption of building work at Alert Level 3

21 April - Wills may now be made by video conference

20 April - Affidavits and declarations may now be signed via video conference

17 April - Implications for commercial contracts and leases

5 April - Significant changes to company law announced

30 March - The effects of lockdown on shared care arrangements for children

26 March - Seasoned restructuring and insolvency expert, Bill Gambrill, joins Martelli McKegg litigation team as special counsel at critical time

25 March - Employment FAQ

16 March - What are employers' obligations?

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the partner or staff member who you deal with most regularly.


News and Events

Staff redundancies - how to avoid some of the common pitfalls
25 May 2020

With economists predicting a significant economic recession, it may be tempting for business owners to start reducing staff numbers. This will be particularly so for those businesses who have been relying on the wage subsidy to pay their employees' wages. However, it is unlikely that simply relying on a potential looming recession will justify making employees redundant in the eyes of the law.

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