COVID-19 EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS

Covid-19 Employer Employment Obligations and information   Introduction   Every non-essential business is closed for a minimum of four weeks; however, this could well be longer depending on the Ministry of Health, Government, and the public’s compliance.   While other national emergencies can provide guidance, the social, political, health and economic effects of a worldwide…

Product Recall

Food recalls are costly to FMCG businesses, and their consumers.  In 2019 there were over 70 notices issued as to food recalls.  Most of the recalls were dealt with by the manufacturers, but not always, as some of them were in-house packaged products.   It is not just the manufacturer that has a duty to…

Proposed Changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986: Unfair Commercial Practices

The Government recently announced its intention to amend the Fair Trading Act (the Act) to between protect both consumers and businesses against unfair commercial practices. The announcement comes in response to submissions received on a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment discussion paper released in late 2018 on whether additional protections are needed for businesses…