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Second package of Fair Pay Agreements Regulations 31 May 2023

The second set of regulations, relating to the Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) process, was published on 11 May 2023 and come into effect on 8 June 2023.

Church exploits vulnerable Korean migrants in elaborate wage scam 18 April 2023

Trustees of Jesus Aroma Church, set up to promote and advance Christianity in New Zealand, has been ordered to pay more than $164,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

Bus transport industry’s Fair Pay Agreement application to initiate bargaining approved 12 April 2023

The Chief Executive of the MBIE approved an application to initiate bargaining for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) on 27 March 2023.

Opening your business over the Easter or ANZAC holidays 22 March 2023

If your business is opening over the Easter and ANZAC holidays, you should be aware of the rules around employer obligations to their employees, and the ability of shops to trade.

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