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Keep up to date with news from across Employment New Zealand

14 March 2017

Auckland car-wash pays $35,151 to migrant employees following Labour Inspectorate investigation

A car washing business in Auckland has paid $35,151 in arrears to 97 employees following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which found multiple breaches of employment law.

06 March 2017

Employment New Zealand hits student orientation weeks to spread employment news

Employment New Zealand has recently been reaching out to students across the country to make sure they know about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to employment.

06 March 2017

Employer Advice Line for disability and health-related questions

Free service helps employers manage and support staff with disabilities or health conditions.

01 March 2017

New tools designed to make life easier for employers and employees

Two new online tools have just been launched, designed to make life easier for employers and employees.

24 January 2017

Minimum wage to increase by 50 cents to $15.75

The Government announced on 24 January 2017 that the minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 on 1 April 2017.

12 January 2017

SmartStart: The best start for parents and babies

The eagerly anticipated online tool for new and expectant parents is now available. Now there’s one place to go for step-by-step information to help you and your baby get off to the best start.

11 January 2017

Indian clothing retailers ordered to pay $60,000 for intimidating ex-employees

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered three owner-operators of Indian clothing stores in Auckland to pay $60,000 for intimidating two of their previous employees.

15 December 2016

Personal liability means no escape from paying staff, says Labour Inspectorate

The Labour Inspectorate has successfully applied to have ‘company officers’ made personally liable for $138,836 in arrears over the last month, after the companies went into liquidation.