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Ignorance not an insurance from personal liability 14 January 2022

Individuals cannot protect themselves from personal liability by claiming they were unaware that they had breached the law, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case.

Five employment tips for public holidays over Christmas and New Year 29 November 2021

These are five things to note for employers and employees to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

ERA penalises Brews Liquor stores $34,000 for migrant worker exploitation 17 November 2021

The liquor retail sector is once again in the spotlight for disregarding minimum employment standards.

ERA orders Dunedin bakery to pay $299k after Labour Inspectorate investigation 03 November 2021

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered the Dunedin based Romeeco Bakery owner to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties.

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