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

06 April 2016

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.

05 April 2016

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:

01 April 2016

Employment law changes come into force today

A number of employment legislation changes have come into force today.

31 March 2016

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.

30 March 2016

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.

10 March 2016

NZ ratifies Maritime Labour Convention

New Zealand has ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, an international treaty adopted by the International Labour Organisation.

10 March 2016

Employment Standards Bill passed

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has passed third reading in parliament and will come into force 1 April 2016.

29 February 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.

22 December 2015

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.