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Dunedin business penalised nearly $54K after deceiving Labour Inspector 19 September 2019

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has penalised Grocery King for 40 employment breaches and attempting to deceive the Labour Inspectorate.

Fighting exploitation in the New Zealand supply chain 17 September 2019

Businesses are being warned of financial penalties and potential damage to their brand reputation if they are not doing enough to fight against migrant exploitation in their supply chain.

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