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The Law Lady: Past Episodes 2022

With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons, from Taranaki Community Law, manages to de-mystify the legal issues.

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With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons manages to de-mystify the legal issues around buying into a retirement village, noisy neighbours, immigration, divorce, buying a house, surviving a zombie apocolypse, and just about any other situation you can think of.

As Education Co-ordinator with Taranaki Community Law, Angela is passionate about justice, and about real people.

She’s also very entertaining!

New show every second week.

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Christmas Shutdowns

Talking about Christmas shutdowns, what they are, how they work, and what this means for employees.

Duration: 00:27:59 | Date: 22 December, 2022

Make It 16 Supreme Court Decision

Find out what the Supreme Court has to say about lowering the voting age and whether voting at 18 is discriminating.

Duration: 00:30:08 | Date: 8 December, 2022

Fraud Awareness

My show today is about Fraud Awareness. How to spot when you have been scammed, and simple tips to protect yourself from scams.

Duration: 00:29:58 | Date: 24 November, 2022

Productivity Commission Report

The show is about: Productivity Commission’s Interim report, A Fair Chance for All. Find out what system shifts the Productivity Commission thinks our government should make to reduce/eliminate persistent disadvantages in NZ. It’s a follow-up to my last show about the barriers identified by the Productivity Commission.

Duration: 00:29:01 | Date: 10 November, 2022

A Fair Chance for All

The Productivity Commission has produced an interim report titled 'A Fair Chance For All". The Law Lady breaks down the barriers and recommendations.

Duration: 00:30:18 | Date: 27 October, 2022

King Charles III

What role does King Charles play in NZ, and how is our government set up?

Duration: 00:29:24 | Date: 29 September, 2022

Local Elections

This show is about voting in local elections. It's a key part of our democracy and the people we elect have a significant impact on our lives.

Duration: 00:27:35 | Date: 15 September, 2022

Incorporated Societies Act

My show today was about the new Incorporated Societies Act and what this means for groups (both incorporated and otherwise) in NZ. I’m joined by Marcia Millard from the Wheelhouse who can help groups to prepare for these changes and provide training for them.

Duration: 00:28:57 | Date: 1 September, 2022

Repeal of 3 Strikes Law

Repeal of the 3 strike law, why it was repealed, how the law worked, and what this means now in terms of criminal sentencing,

Duration: 00:29:02 | Date: 18 August, 2022

Incorporated Societies Act 2022

Talking about the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022, and what this means for Incorporated societies – essentially that all incorporated societies will have to reregister by April 2026 and this will mostly mean substantial changes to their constitutions.

Duration: 00:30:00 | Date: 28 July, 2022

Enabling Good Lives

All about community connection, service and enabling good lives.

Duration: 00:29:44 | Date: 7 July, 2022

Disability and Family Violence

People with disabilities are at significantly greater risk of family violence and mainstream services don't always recognize this, or provide the right support.

Duration: 00:29:45 | Date: 23 June, 2022

School Uniform Policies

Talking about school uniform policies, the laws that lie underneath them and the guidelines set out by the Human Rights Commission.

Duration: 00:29:58 | Date: 9 June, 2022

The Gloriavale Decision

Angela discusses the recent employment court decision declaring that three former members of Gloriavale were employees from the age of 6 years.

Duration: 00:29:22 | Date: 26 May, 2022

Employee Vs Independent Contractor

Talking about the difference between employees and independent contractors. This is all about the facts of your situation, and there are three tests: Control, integration and fundamentals.

Duration: 00:29:55 | Date: 12 May, 2022

Public Holidays

Find out about the new public holiday of Matariki, and when you should get paid for a public holiday.

Duration: 00:28:46 | Date: 28 April, 2022

The Minimum Wage

Learn what the minimum wage is, and answer some common questions about how it works in practice.

Duration: 00:27:52 | Date: 14 April, 2022

Vaccine Mandate Changes

Find out about the Traffic Light System changes from 25th March, and Vaccine Mandate changes from 4th April.

Duration: 00:25:07 | Date: 31 March, 2022

Covid 19 Mandate Court Decision

I talk about the recent Court decision involving the Police and Defence Force covid mandate, why this mandate is not a reasonable limit on people’s rights, and why this is specific only to this group of people.

Duration: 00:30:18 | Date: 17 March, 2022

Plain Language

With special guest Jonathan Petterson, solicitor at Community Law. Plain language requirements for government agencies and what this means.

Duration: 00:29:56 | Date: 3 March, 2022

Restraint of Trade

Today Angela discusses Tova O'Brien's Restraint of Trade case - what restraint of trade means, how it works, and the specific outcome of this case

Duration: 00:29:59 | Date: 17 February, 2022

COVID Red Traffic Light Setting

Talking about the red light traffic light setting, including what you need to know as an employee.

Duration: 00:29:13 | Date: 3 February, 2022

Traffic Light Vaccine Mandate

When are workers are required to be vaccinated under the traffic light vaccine mandate. Difference between gatherings and events.

Duration: 00:28:18 | Date: 6 January, 2022