Large groups of workers still paid below minimum wage
The Labour Inspectorate has found 136 businesses across Auckland and Northland that were paying workers below the minimum wage over the past five years.
Workplace response to coronavirus
An outbreak of novel coronavirus (also called COVID-19) originated in China and has been widely reported.
Compensation and cost award tables released
The compensation and cost award tables have been released for the July to December 2019 period.
Employer held to task again, after exploiting workers via sham business
A Hawke’s Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
Minimum wage to rise to $18.90 per hour
The Government has today confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase from $17.70 to $18.90 on 1 April 2020.
Holiday park and owner to pay $680,350 for gross worker exploitation
A North Island holiday business and its owner have been banned as employers, and will pay a record $680,350 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to three migrant workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.