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

02 November 2017

Auckland restaurants to pay nearly $200,000 for employment breaches

A Labour Inspectorate investigation has uncovered employment breaches in a series of connected Asian restaurants in Auckland, who now must pay nearly $200,000.

02 November 2017

Chinese newspaper to pay more than $140,000 for employment breaches

A prominent Chinese New Zealand newspaper must pay more than $140,000 for employment breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

25 October 2017

Inspectorate warns businesses that poor assurances can endanger brands

The Labour Inspectorate is calling for large brands and franchisors to take a stronger hand in ensuring those at the bottom of their supply chain receive what they’re owed.

19 October 2017

Mental wellbeing at work - toolkit launched

On 10th of October, World Mental Health Day, the Mental Health Foundation and Health Promotion Agency launched a toolkit to support workplaces to boost wellbeing and create flourishing teams.

19 October 2017

Dumpling supplier to pay more than $15,000 for employment breaches

A dumpling supplier in Christchurch has been ordered to pay more than $15,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found breaches.

18 October 2017

Construction company to pay $6000 for poor employment records

A construction company in Auckland has been penalised $6000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found breaches of record keeping.

04 October 2017

Updated Holidays Act 2003 guidance now available

If you’re struggling to figure out and calculate certain aspects of the Holidays Act 2003 (the Act), new easy-to-use tools on www.employment.govt.nz might be of help.

03 October 2017

Have your say in simplifying ACC levy classifications

ACC are keen to hear from you on what you think would work well.

21 September 2017

Auckland café to pay over $30,000 for employment breaches

The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland must pay $30,405.06 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers' basic employment rights.

14 September 2017

2 Cheap Cars Limited to pay upwards of $320,000 for employment breaches

Second hand car dealer 2 Cheap Cars Limited has been ordered to pay a $70,000 penalty, and is estimated to be liable for upwards of $250,000 in arrears, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.