Courtenay Place shop to pay $54K after MBIE uncovered labour law breaches
The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a Wellington business ShopperStop 1 Limited to pay approximately $54,000 in penalties for employment law breaches and arrears owed to an employee.
Statement by Payroll System Functionality Group
Labour Inspectorate General Manager George Mason today issued this statement on behalf of a joint industry-government working group:
Employment law changes come into force today
A number of employment legislation changes have come into force today.
Labour Inspectorate investigates employers for Holidays Act breaches
The Labour Inspectorate has investigated 42 employers for payroll-related breaches of the Holidays Act since 2012 and more targeted investigations are planned.
MBIE cracks down on Tasman pack houses that breach employment laws
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has taken enforcement action against six apple pack houses in the Tasman regions for breaching the employment law.
NZ ratifies Maritime Labour Convention
New Zealand has ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, an international treaty adopted by the International Labour Organisation.
Employment Standards Bill passed
The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has passed third reading in parliament and will come into force 1 April 2016.
Minimum wage to rise to $15.25
The Government announced today the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour on 1 April 2016.
Queenstown restaurant penalised for failure to keep records
Yong’s Food Company Ltd operating Hikari Japanese Restaurant in Queenstown was ordered to pay $6,000 in penalties for failure to keep employment records required by law after an investigation.