Opposition leader Simon Bridges says Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf must go.

Problem: Makhlouf is already due to depart on June 27 (when his term expires) and take up a new role with Ireland's Central Bank on September 1.

Many have called for Makhlouf's head, but can someone be pressured to resign - or if the State Services Commission inquiry finds wrongdoing, even fired - when they've already leaving?

Chapman Tripp employment specialist Marie Wisker says you can still be sacked if you've handed in your notice.


She adds that you can't "resign twice" - though with the caveat that "a