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Fonterra Update and Federated Farmers (employment relationship issues) - Webinar Package

NZ $121.00
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Sean O'Sullivan Chris Spargo
Sean O'Sullivan
DLA Phillips Fox
Wellington
Chris Spargo
Blackman Spargo
Rotorua

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Webinar Package includes:

Archive Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

 

Webinar Package Fee (incl GST)
$91 - NZLS members and Associate members
$121 - Non-members

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Webinar Archive Presentation


Presentation time: 60 minutes

Practising rural law is becoming more and more complex as the rural industry evolves. Rural clients need and expect their legal advisors to be knowledgeable and aware of what is transpiring within the industry. Prudent practitioners in this area must be fully informed to ensure legal documentation for clients is up to date and clearly understood by all involved.

This one-hour webinar will provide firstly, a practical outline of dairy sector issues regularly faced by rural practitioners relevant to:
  • Fonterra capacity adjustment charge
  • Implications of Fonterra dividend payments
  • Growth milk contracts
  • Fonterra’s proposed Trading Among Farmers scheme (TAF)
  • Permitted activities and resource consents
The second part will cover employment relations and contractual provisions relating to the unique rural environment. Topics will include:
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • OSH
  • ACC and medical incapacity
  • Tenancies
  • Sharemilking and contract milking
  • Dispute resolution clauses

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Booklet


Authors: Chris Spargo, Sean O'Sullivan
Published: 28 June, 2012
Pages: 41

   

Introduction

The dairy industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, including the complexities of Fonterra.

The purpose of this part of the booklet is to provide a practical outline of relevant issues in the New Zealand dairy sector faced by rural professional advisors on a regular basis. There are new issues to be dealt with following the Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited’s (“Fonterra”) restructure approved in 2009, with further implications likely from the capital restructure to implement Trading Among Farmers (“TAF”).

The practice of rural law continues to rapidly evolve with more complexity. Dairy farmers are facing rapid changes in Fonterra, more rules around the care of livestock, requirements for resource consents to operate a dairy farm depending on the regional area farmed in, nutrient bench marking, more regulation about what can and cannot be done on a dairy farm and much more.

To be able to prudently practice in this area one must be fully informed of the relevant issues to ensure that the legal documentation we are creating for clients is up to date and well understood by those involved.

The following areas are addressed to better understand relevant issues of today:
  • Fonterra Capacity Adjustment Charge
  • Implications of Fonterra Dividend Payments
  • Growth Milk Contracts
  • Fonterra’s proposed Trading Among Farmers
  • Permitted Activities and Resource Consents
     

PowerPoint Presentation

 
These are the slides included in the webinar presentation.
Number of Slides: 29

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