Zachary D. Norris

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Name: Zachary Norris
Date registered: October 16, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Free Tech Webinars for Kiwi-Startups and Businesses — April 17, 2015
  2. The Family Medical Leave Act and US Employment Law — March 12, 2013
  3. Time Zone Dilemma (New Zealand Exports) — February 26, 2013
  4. Big Problems in the State Courts of US Metro Areas — February 2, 2013
  5. TPP Auckland Round Wrap Up – A Counterpoint to Campbell & Co — December 14, 2012

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Apr 17

Free Tech Webinars for Kiwi-Startups and Businesses

American Attorney Zachary D Norris of Norris Echetebu Law presented the first of Meteoroid and Wharf42 Program free tech webinars for Kiwi start-ups ‘Understanding US Company Structures & Legal Contracts’. In the first of the Wharf42′s and Meteoroid’s free tech webinars below, Mr Norris talks about the different company structures available to New Zealand tech …

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Mar 12

The Family Medical Leave Act and US Employment Law

About US Employment Law: The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal US law which applies to businesses with 50 or more employees.  It provides an employee with 12 weeks unpaid leave who has a serious medical condition or a close family member with a serious medical condition.  The employer is entitled to maintain any …

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Feb 26

Time Zone Dilemma (New Zealand Exports)

New Zealand Exports and the Time Zone Dilemma for exporting to America New Zealand exports: The future of New Zealand’s economy lays in exports, as the domestic population growth is too slow to raise domestic production significantly. That means that New Zealand businesses need to be ready to enter the global market place.  New Zealand …

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Feb 02

Big Problems in the State Courts of US Metro Areas

Perhaps no one wants to say it, or admit it, but there seems to be a crises in some state courts in the US. As part of our business in New Zealand, we regularly return to the United States to go to trial for my clients in both the US and NZ. However, it is …

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Dec 14

TPP Auckland Round Wrap Up – A Counterpoint to Campbell & Co

With the Auckland round of the TPP negotiations wrapping up this week, many Kiwi nay-sayers in the press have declared it an overall loss for New Zealand (See Gordon Campbell and Jane Kelsey). Yet my talks with almost every New Zealand business dealing in any way with the United States believe the exact opposite. Also, …

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Dec 03

TPPA: In Defence of Investor-State Disputes

TPPA As the next round of TPPA negotiations has come to Auckland, there has been increased chatter regarding the idea that the investor-state dispute mechanism in the proposed investment chapter should be scrapped. The investor-state dispute arbitration system, which has been around since the mid 20th century, has undergone recent scrutiny because of its perceived …

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Nov 07

Why the American Election 2012 Matters in NZ

Why the American Election 2012 Matters in NZ American Election 2012: A contradictory sense of pride and trepidation enshrouds me every 4 years on the first Tuesday in November when the United States elects its president. Pride in that the soaring rhetoric of the candidates’ campaigns prompts a belief that the legacy of the United …

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Oct 27

New American Style Drug Court in Auckland

Approach to Drugs: New Zealand is not new to the drug epidemic. Approach to Drugs in New Zealand, American style: However, the wheels of justice turn very slow and the New Zealand legal system is now looking to modernise its approach to the drug epidemic. Just Minister Judith Collins decision to install an American style …

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