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Employment Law - Trial Periods - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

August 2016

Latest Case: A trial period provision was ineffective because the Employment Agreement didn't specify the trial period. Instead, it said that the trial period wouldn't exceed 90 days. The… Read more

Restraints of Trade - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law Update

July 2016

There was an article in the NZ Herald a short time ago about an ex director and two ex employees allegedly setting up in opposition to a company, while they were still involved in the company's… Read more

Construction Contracts - To Pay or not to Pay - A Dukesons Business Law Update

July 2016

For those who don't know, where there is a construction contract, there is a payment regime under the Construction Contracts Act that has strict consequences for any client who doesn't comply with… Read more

Traders Beware - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

May 2016

Suppliers of goods or services need to ensure that they don’t fall foul of the law when advertising their wares. They also need to ensure that any terms relating to the sale of their goods or… Read more

Intellectual Property Law - Trade Marks - IP Scams - Trade Mark Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

April 2016

In my guise as an intellectual property lawyer, I’ve received occasional inquiries before about IP scams. Mostly, the fact that they are scams has been obvious to me, but I'm a business lawyer or… Read more

Employment Law - New Health and Safety Legislation - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

April 2016

As an employment lawyer in Auckland, new employment law, and employment law cases, seem to be never ending. In relation to the HSWA, it’s quite possible that it will create anxiety for low risk, small… Read more

Employment Law - Important Law Changes - A Dukesons Business Law Update

March 2016

Important changes are in the wind under the guise of an Employment Standards Bill and a Parental Leave Act Amendment Bill, both of which have been passed into legislation, to be effective from 1st… Read more

Employment Law - Christmas Stuff - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Some basic matter which employers may have to deal with for Christmas may include right of annual leave, statutory entitlement...... Read more

Intellectual Property Law - Protecting Business Names - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Registering a name or logo as a trade mark is one of the best things that you can do to protect the name or logo. You can do this yourself but in all honesty, it is generally best to use a lawyer to… Read more

Company Law - Contract Law - Shareholder Agreements - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Every year, a number of shareholder disputes are referred to me as a company lawyer in Auckland or I’m asked to prepare shareholder agreements...... Read more

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