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Doing business in the bubble 05 May 2021

What Kiwi employers and employees need to know about their employment rights and responsibilities when travelling in the bubble.

Employment practices can affect businesses’ suitability to hold a liquor licence 21 April 2021

Two Brothers Wholesale Limited, Trading as Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa, lost its alcohol licence after poor employment practices.

Southland dairy farmer “wilfully blind” to employment obligations, penalised $30,000 for breaches 16 April 2021

Southland dairy farmer Christoph Kenel was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $30,000 in penalties.

Restaurant Brands Ltd fined $18,000 for unlawfully dismissing migrant worker 16 April 2021

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered Restaurant Brands Ltd to pay a migrant employee $18,000 in compensation.

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