News and updates

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

04 December 2019

Chorus UFB subcontractor personally liable for employment breaches

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has now penalised a third Chorus subcontractor for employment breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which targeted more than 80 businesses.

27 November 2019

Your feedback to improve contractors’ rights

The Government is seeking your feedback on a range of options to reduce the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

11 November 2019

Labour Inspectorate continues to hold directors personally liable for labour law breaches

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has penalised Satyam Limited and its director for breaching employment law.

29 October 2019

Christchurch restaurateurs penalised $120,000 after failure to repay workers

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered the Noori family and their business, Indian Heaven Ltd, to pay $118,799 in penalties for employment law breaches.

23 October 2019

$450,000 for “inexplicable and heinous” treatment of Hamilton liquor store employees

Husband and wife, Paramjeet Singh Parihar and Kuldip Kaur Parihar, who owned two Super Liquor stores in Hamilton have been penalised by the Employment Court.

22 October 2019

Labour Inspectorate chasing debt from employers

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has set up a debt collection unit targeting employers and individuals who have ignored orders to compensate workers.

18 October 2019

Your feedback on employment and immigration systems

You are invited to submit feedback on the two consultations on potential changes to New Zealand’s employment and immigration systems.

14 October 2019

Protecting yourself by being cyber smart

Cyber Smart Week starts today and runs until the 18th October 2019.

09 October 2019

Failure to keep employment records proves costly for Otago hunting business

An Otago business and its director must pay $82,500 for record-keeping breaches involving nearly 20 young workers, following a determination by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

02 October 2019

Happy employees lead to happy customers

A study in the US labour market shows a strong connection between customer and employee satisfaction.