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Foodstuffs South Island stores fined for blatant violation of Shop Trading Hours 19 January 2023

Two Foodstuffs South Island co-operative stores in Wanaka have been fined in the Christchurch District Court for violating Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 by opening on Good Friday in 2022.

Samra Holdings to pay penalties of over $1.55 million 19 December 2022

In a landmark judgment, the Employment Court ordered the Samra Holdings group of companies and a person involved in breaches of minimum employment standards to pay penalties of over $1.55 million.

The Fair Pay Agreement system is up and running 01 December 2022

The Fair Pay Agreements system comes into effect on 1 December, which means eligible unions can start the process to initiate a Fair Pay Agreement.

Employment breaches cost convenience store $28,000 15 November 2022

The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers that they are required to keep accurate wages, time, holiday and leave records under the Employment Relations Act 2000 and Holidays Act 2003.

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