How new Anti Money Laundering (AML) legislation affects our clients

New  Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. Why we need to ask you for information Recent changes to the AML/CFT Act mean that from 1 July 2018 lawyers must comply with its requirements. Lawyers must do a […]

Health and Safety 2015 – Worker Engagement and Participation

In our second article on the  Health and Safety Legislation changes in 2015 we look at Worker Engagement, Participation and Representation.  Before continuing, please read our earlier article which covers NZ Health and Safety legislation regarding Duties and Offences. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 will come into force on 4 April 2016.  Worker engagement and participation The Act requires every PCBU to engage with its workers and provide reasonable opportunities for workers to participate in improving work health and safety. […]

Health and Safety 2015 – Duties and Offences

This is the first of 2 articles on the  Health and Safety Legislation changes in 2015. We look at  Duties and Offences. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is part of the Government’s package of reforms to address New Zealand’s high workplace injury and death rates.  It will come into force on 4 April 2016.   Purpose of the Act The Act’s purpose is to protect workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety and welfare […]