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.
Farmers should aim to be best practice employers, says Inspectorate
The Labour Inspectorate is calling for dairy farmers to get it sorted in 2018 with compliant records, agreements, and all employees receiving at least the minimum wage for every hour worked.
Investigation finds Wellington café breaching employment law
A popular Cuba Street café was fined $2000 and stood down from issuing visas to recruit migrant labour for six months after the Labour Inspectorate found them breaching their obligations.
Bay of Plenty business fined $12,000 for poor employment practises
A Labour Inspectorate investigation has found Ahead Limited, a business that provides labour to kiwifruit businesses, made several breaches to employment law.
West Coast shows increased employment and immigration compliance
The Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) found increased employment and immigration compliance in the West Coast following visits to businesses in the region last week.
Government announces amendments to the Employment Relations Act
Today the Government announced a new Bill that will amend the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Organic farm exploits ‘thousands’ of travellers through volunteer scheme
An organic farm near Christchurch was ruled to have breached the rights of workers it said were volunteers by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), following an Inspectorate investigation.