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

14 July 2016

Hawke's Bay contractor fined $6000 for employment law breaches

A Hastings business supplying workers to local orchards must pay $6567.42 after failing to provide written employment agreements or maintain wage, time, holiday and leave records for its 15 employees.

05 July 2016

Welcome to the new Employment New Zealand website!

The Employment New Zealand site is the leading source of information on employment in New Zealand, and the key channel to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities.

30 June 2016

Parental leave payments to increase from 1 July

The Government announced today that parental leave payments will increase from 1 July 2016 to reflect the 2.1 per cent rise in the average weekly earnings.

29 June 2016

Taking care of business

A roadshow of 21 events for small business owners and managers will be held between June and November 2016, in both urban and provincial locations across New Zealand.

17 June 2016

Changes to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill

The Government proposed further changes to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill.

13 June 2016

Auckland pub and bottle shop owners fined for paying migrant worker $4 an hour

Two employers who paid a migrant worker $4 an hour, breached several employment laws have been ordered to pay a total of $42,000 in penalties and over $45,000 in wage arrears.

09 June 2016

BOP Kiwifruit employer owes $226K after breaching employment law

A kiwifruit contracting business was ordered to pay more than $226,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) in arrears owed to workers and penalties for breaching the employment law.

18 May 2016

Hawera restaurant penalised for failure to provide employment records

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Hawera restaurant Indian Zaika to pay $7,000 in penalties after it failed to provide evidence of compliant wage, time, holiday and leave records.

02 May 2016

MBIE recovers $71k in arrears owed to Whangarei sushi bar workers

A total of $71,454 has been recovered in unpaid public holiday and holiday pay entitlements for 54 current and former employees of eight Whangarei sushi bars.

21 April 2016

Restaurant pays out after MBIE’s freezing order

The Taste of Egypt Ltd paid $91,000 in penalties and arrears owed to two workers to the Employment Court, pending their appeal.