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Owner of liquidated Auckland restaurant ordered to pay former chef almost $100,000 15 April 2024

The former owner of an Auckland restaurant business has been sanctioned by the Employment Relations Authority for breaching minimum employment standards even though the business is no longer trading.

Dairy farm and its owner must pay $215,000 in penalties after exploiting Indonesian workers 08 April 2024

A Southland dairy and its owner have been ordered to pay $215,000 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after having been found to have exploited 3 Indonesian migrant workers.

Get ready for Easter and Anzac Day 01 March 2024

Any business opening over Easter or Anzac Day should be aware of their obligations as an employer. If their business is a 'shop', they should check the trading restrictions that may apply.

Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready? 02 February 2024

As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024.

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