Migrant workers exploited in two remote New Zealand shops
The Employment Court has ruled three migrant employees working in remote New Zealand will receive $10,000 from an employer couple who persistently breached their employment rights.
Widespread employment breaches found with broadband subcontractors
A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards.
Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)
Let nature into your workplace – Tukua te uho taiao ki roto nā papa mahi.
Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches
Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records.
Burger King served with a ban on hiring migrants
The company behind 82 Burger King fast food outlets in New Zealand has been placed on the Stand Down list.
Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation
A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding.
Taxi drivers owed nearly $100,000 after sham contracting investigation
An employment determination has found a former taxi company in clear breach of minimum employment rights, by treating employees as contractors to save money.
Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill becomes law
The Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament. It aims to enhance legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence.
Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters
A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties for serious employment breaches.
Domino’s franchisees to pay more than $32,000 for employment breaches
Two companies, which operated as Domino’s pizza franchises in Auckland, have been penalised $32,400 for serious breaches of employment law, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.