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The Importance of Employment and Immigration Compliance

QCL Principal Marcus Beveridge and Associate Tina Hwang recently wrote an article for Builders & Contractors Magazine on the Importance of Employment and Immigration Compliance. The Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Immigration Act 2009 provides requirements for both construction operators and its workers. The article briefly examines the obligations that one must be aware […]

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Employment 101: Common Questions in Employment

QCL Lawyer Tina Hwang answers some common questions in regards to Employment Law. What is the difference between a casual and permanent employee? There is no statutory definition of “casual” employees. A Casual employee is normally hired to do specific work for short time periods and works on an “as required” basis. If a worker […]

Changes for Skilled workers employment entry under the New Zealand – China FTA

Queen City Law Immigration team have forged a strong track record procuring temporary employment entry for skilled workers from all across Asia, Americas and Europe. Now under the New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) some of the rules governing skilled migrants have changed. If you are a skilled migrant wanting to work in […]

Employment Law and Email Privacy

  In New Zealand electronic communications are not considered property and therefore cannot be stolen. But can an employer access your emails and use them as reasons to dismiss an employee? Recently aspects of the NZ privacy law and how it relates to emails have been in the forefront of political events. The election campaign has […]

The Interplay Between Employment and Immigration Law

Below is the text from the Presentation delivered by Marcus Beveridge, Principal, Queen City Law and Rita Worner, Solicitor, Queen City Law Check out the Queen City Law Power point presentation here. OVERVIEW As immigration lawyers we often hear from immigrants desperate to find a job in New Zealand, complaining that employers and recruitment companies do […]

Marcus & Rita at Employment Law Conference May 7th

Marcus and Rita presenting at Employment Law Conference May 7th   The Queen City Law team joined Hon. Simon Bridges MP, Minister of Labour at the HR and Employment Law Summit on the 7th May at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland for an overview of the Government’s directions in Employment Law, Employment Relations and […]

HR and Employment Law Summit 2014

Join the Queen City Law team and Hon. Simon Bridges MP, Minister of Labour at the HR and Employment Law Summit on the 7th May at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland for an overview of the Government’s directions in Employment Law, Employment Relations and Workplace H&S policies. Visit the website at CCH Learning and […]

A Basic Introduction to Employment Law in New Zealand

Individual based relationships are now the centre of employment law in New Zealand. Queen City Law, employment law specialist Tina Hwang recently gave a very informative address to the Korean Union Group on Employment Law & Union Law in NZ. Tina’s address includes a detailed legislative background. To download a PDF of the full article […]

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How do I prove that I am a bona fide applicant?

If you are applying for a visitor or student visa, it is likely that Immigration New Zealand will raise concerns in regards to whether you are a bona fide applicant. This blog post will explore how Immigration New Zealand determines whether you are a bona fide aka genuine applicant. What does bona fide applicant mean? […]

Local Government Elections? Who cares?

Before you go to sleep, consider this – that there are schools in South Auckland that would give you, as a Maori or Pacifica student, only a 1 in 5 chance of obtaining NCEA Level 1. That means, of course, that 4 out of 5 fail. NCEA Level 1 is concerned with very basic reading […]