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

18 July 2017

Inspectorate operation finds half of kiwifruit contractors in breach

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting the kiwifruit industry in Bay of Plenty has found the majority of labour hire contractors are breaching their obligations as employers.

12 July 2017

Hamilton car companies to pay $65,000 in penalties for employment breaches

Two car companies in Hamilton have been ordered to pay $65,000 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

10 July 2017

Indian restaurant to pay $13,865.21 for employment breaches

An Indian restaurant in Timaru must pay $13,865.21 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a string of breaches concerning three migrant workers.

05 July 2017

West Coast dairy farm to pay $8550.84 for employment breaches

A dairy farm on the West Coast was ordered to pay $8550.84 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found them breaching their obligations.

03 July 2017

Parental leave payments have increased as of 1 July

Parental leave payments have increased as of 1 July 2017 to reflect the 2.1 per cent rise in the average weekly earnings.

30 June 2017

New Holidays Act 2003 guidance available online

New guidance intended to help employers, employees and payroll providers in applying aspects of the Holidays Act 2003 is now available online.

26 June 2017

Asparagus boss to pay $58,818.02 for repeated employment failures

A labour hire company working on asparagus farms in the Waikato must pay $58,818.02 after being caught twice by the Labour Inspectorate failing to keep employment records.

22 June 2017

Twice caught vineyard labour contractor penalised $25,000 for employment failures

A vineyard labour contractor has been penalised $25,000 by the ERA after a labour inspector found they failed to meet their obligation to keep employment records for a second time.

14 June 2017

Dairy farm to pay $21,009.80 for breaching employment rights of migrants

A West Coast dairy farm must pay $21,009.80 for serious employment breaches relating to two migrant workers, following an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate.

18 May 2017

Northland petrol station to pay $28,500 for underpaying workers

A Northland petrol station is to pay $28,500 for committing serious breaches of employment law, following a Labour Inspectorate Investigation.