News and updates

Keep up to date with news from across Employment New Zealand.

07 January 2021

Canterbury liquor retailer and director to pay $125,000 for worker exploitation

The Employment Relations Authority ordered Nekita Enterprises Limited, a business that operated a number of bottle stores across Canterbury, to pay $90,000 in penalties for breaching employment laws.

24 December 2020

Papatoetoe bottle store to pay $46,000 for exploiting worker

A bottle store in Papatoetoe is the latest bottle store to be penalised and ordered to pay arrears for exploiting a migrant worker by breaching their employment rights.

23 December 2020

Minimum sick leave entitlement proposed to increase from 2021

The Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days per year to 10 days per year.

17 December 2020

The minimum wage is increasing – make sure you are prepared

The Government confirmed today that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.

16 December 2020

Tauranga superette and director to pay $60,000 after exploiting worker

Shah Enterprise NZ Limited, a superette in Tauranga trading as Greerton Foodmarket, was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $32,000 in penalties.

09 December 2020

Ex-Kiwifruit contractor to pay $276,000 for exploiting migrant workers

A former Bay of Plenty kiwifruit labour contractor and its former owner have been ordered to pay more than $250,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), for exploiting six migrant workers.

08 December 2020

A bakery in Taumarunui ordered to pay $90,000 for migrant exploitation

Husband and wife owners of The Bakehouse Café must pay $70,000 in penalties, plus $20,000 compensation to two employees, following a judgment by the Employment Court.

07 December 2020

Planning the perfect Christmas party

We’re not party planners, but these tips can help you arrange a Christmas party that is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

07 December 2020

Talented students can help retailers meet extra demand during the Christmas rush

With Christmas approaching fast and ongoing increases in retail spending, your business may be finding it hard to recruit the extra help you need.

02 December 2020

How to enforce a payment from an employment dispute

You have been through a dispute resolution process with your employer; they have agreed to compensate you, but you haven’t received anything so far. So how do you enforce a payment from your employer?