Can I Turn My Phone Off?

Technology is changing the way we work and think. There is an expectation in the modern connected world that employees will always be available to respond to the employer’s or customer’s demands. A lack of availability or responsiveness is often perceived as detrimental to competitive advantage. At the start of last year France introduced a law giving workers a right to disconnect from their work devices, calls after work and communications during holidays. This new law was driven by a concern that an ‘always on’ culture can create stress, interrupt family life and not allow workers a proper opportunity to
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Travel Law

The end of the year is near, Christmas is on the horizon, and work is ramping up to the final push before the holidays begin, which is often a peak travel time. Given New Zealand’s geographical location, for many kiwis that travel, flying is an inevitable part of travel. Travelling and ‘the great kiwi OE’ has become something regarded as a rite of passage. Whether you are planning an intrepid expedition, or something closer to home, here are some handy legal travel tips to help you enjoy the summer break as much as possible. Visas Planning a trip overseas?  Before
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Christmas Recipe

German Stollen  MAKES 2 LOAVES PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES (+ STANDING TIME) ¼ cup (60ml) dark rum 11/3 cups (200g) raisins, chopped finely ½ cup (80g) sultanas 1½ cups (375ml) milk 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 egg 3 teaspoons (10g) dried yeast 4½ cups (650g) bread or plain flour 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom 125g butter, chopped ½ cup (75g) mixed peel 1 cup (150g) slivered almonds 250g marzipan 60g butter, extra, melted ½ cup (55g) icing sugar, to dust 1 Pour rum over raisins and sultanas.  Stand for 1
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