News and updates

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

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.

26 September 2019

New website for bereaved parents

A new website has been launched to provide information and support for bereaved parents and whānau.

19 September 2019

Dunedin business penalised nearly $54K after deceiving Labour Inspector

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

17 September 2019

Reform of Vocational Education

On 1 August 2019, the Government announced its decisions on the Reform of Vocational Education proposals to create a unified vocational education system and bring together industry and educators.

17 September 2019

Fighting exploitation in the New Zealand supply chain

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.

13 September 2019

Name and shame employers exploiting workers

In the latest ‘stand down list’, we name and shame employers who have breached minimum employment standards and exploited their workers.

14 August 2019

High compensation awarded for personal grievances

The compensation and cost award tables have been released for the first half of 2019.

12 August 2019

More consumers consider worker rights before buying

More people are choosing which businesses to buy from, based on how they treat their workers.