Author: RMY-Admin

Not a ‘gift’, there are employer obligations Many New Zealand employers are scrambling to maintain solvency while balancing their employer obligations during the COVID-19 lockdown; thousands of businesses accepted the government’s COVID-19 12-week wage subsidy as a necessary lifeline. The subsidy was not, however, a gift....

REBUILDING TOGETHER The government’s Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance the Hon Grant Robertson on 14 May has addressed, in the words of the Minister, “a 1-in-100 year health and economic challenge” as it moves to rebuild the economy post-COVID-19. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, New...

Our office will be re-opening Thursday 14th May. For this week, our hours for Thursday and Friday will be from 9a.m and closing at 4p.m.  From Monday 18th May we will be back to our usual hours.  8.15a.m to 5.15p.m.    We are looking forward to seeing you all...

Genuine reasons for fixed-term employment Fixed-term employment agreements are a useful tool when, as an employer, you do not require a permanent employee but need an employee for a stated period of time, or until the conclusion of a specific project, or for a specified event. The...

What if I can’t get on the land in an extraordinary situation? As a result of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 situation, one of the issues that has arisen in the commercial leasing area is that of tenants being unable to access their leased buildings. These...

Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of our economy The COVID-19 virus that is sweeping the world will impact upon us all and pretty much everybody in the world one way or another. The repercussions will differ depending on where you live, what age you are...

Company structure or sole trader for business? You have decided to quit your job, and go out on your own to run your own business. Do you form a company or trade in your own name? We outline some of the pros and cons of these...

RMY Legal are an approved Service Provider under the Venture Taranaki SME Professions Services Grant scheme. Venture Taranaki has made a $400 grant available to assist Taranaki small-medium business enterprises who have been impacted by covid-19 to access professional services for advice and support. RMY Legal will...

Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital for us to ensure that our staff and our clients are our utmost priority and we will be acting to enforce a high level of safety within the RMY Legal office; following the Ministry’s advice around hygiene and safe...

There have been a number of developments around property investment by overseas investors and also on residential tenancies.  If you are an overseas investor or a landlord, you should ensure you are up-to-date with the latest changes and/or proposals. Update on Overseas Investment Act 2005 An...