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Charitable Status

In its decision in Family First New Zealand v Attorney General [2020] NZCA 366, the Court of Appeal overturned the earlier High Court decision which found Family First New Zealand (“Family First”) was ineligible for charitable status. The Court of Appeal looked at: whether the High Court was wrong to conclude that the Family First [...]

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Legal Developments|

Courier Drivers – Contractors or Employees

The Employment Court’s ruling in Leota v Parcel Express [2020] NZEmpC 61 held that a courier drive (Mr Leota) was an employee, entitled to the rights attached to that status under the Employment Relations Act (ERA), despite having signed a contract describing him as an independent contractor to the deliveries company he worked for. was [...]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: Legal Developments|

Misleading Representations

The New Zealand Commerce Commission (Commission) has successfully brought proceedings against Contact Energy Limited (Contact Energy) in the Wellington District Court for breaching the Fair Trading Act 1986 (the Act). Contact Energy plead guilty to seven charges under the Act, relating to false or misleading representations which it made as part of its Fuel Rewards [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: |