Kiwifruit picking company to pay $30k for employment law breaches
Repeated failure to meet minimum employment standards meant a Kiwifruit picking company from the Bay of Plenty was penalised $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
Employment Court rules retail chain must pay for all hours worked
A national retail chain must pay their employees for the pre-work meetings it had claimed were ‘optional’, after a failed bid to escape a Labour Inspectorate Improvement Notice.
CourierPost contractor to pay more than $37k for employment breaches
A Kapiti company contracted to CourierPost must pay more than $37,000 for multiple breaches of employment law following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
Construction firm hammered with 19k penalty for employment breaches
An Auckland construction company has been penalised $19,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
Christchurch restaurants to pay $70k for multiple employment law breaches
A Christchurch company operating two Japanese restaurants has been penalised $70,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after the Labour Inspectorate found them ignoring employment law.
BP franchisee owes $250,000 for breaching employment law
Pegasus Energy Limited, which operated as a BP station in Hastings has been ordered to pay upwards of $132,000 in arrears to two ex-staff and $120,000 in penalties.
Business owner banned from employing staff after serious breaches
A Christchurch business owner has been banned from hiring staff for three years after he was found to have intentionally and persistently breached employment law.
Minimum wage to increase to $16.50 per hour
The minimum wage will increase to $16.50 per hour on 1 April 2018.
Restaurant chain owner fined over $40,000 for underpaying staff
An Indian restaurant chain has been fined more than $40,000 in penalties after several breaches to employment law, despite having paid more than $24,000 to staff in arrears previously.
Tour company to pay $110,000 for employment breaches
A South Island based tour company has been ordered to pay more than $110,000 in penalties and arrears following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.