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Labour Inspectorate enforcement yields $313k 07 July 2022

Enforcement action has recovered wage arrears and penalties in excess of $313,000 from the owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery.

Changes to COVID-19 reinfection advice 30 June 2022

The Ministry of Health has updated its advice around possible reinfection with COVID-19 within 90 days of a previous infection, in light of evidence that reinfections can occur earlier than 90 days.

Parental leave payments to increase 15 June 2022

Parental leave payments will increase by 6.33% from Friday, 1 July 2022, to match the rise in the average weekly earnings.

New Zealand celebrates first Matariki public holiday 08 June 2022

The Matariki public holiday – the first public holiday to recognise Te Ao Māori – will be on Friday 24 June 2022.

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