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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.

Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready? 14 February 2023

As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates from Saturday, 1 April 2023.

Floods: Employment guidance and support 08 February 2023

What you need to know if you’ve been affected by the floods in Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo or Tairāwhiti.

Former liquor store employees to be paid outstanding dues 08 February 2023

Five former employees of Auckland-based liquor stores will get a total $259,685 in arrears, after the Employment Court found their former employers guilty of violating minimum pay and holiday rules.

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