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

20 October 2016

Collaborative thinking addresses the Attitude Gap in South Auckland

The Attitude Gap Challenge, a multi-agency co-design challenge led by the Auckland Co-design Lab, and sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) was released today.

13 October 2016

Twice-caught strawberry grower must pay $6,000 for employment failures

A Kumeu strawberry grower has been penalised $6,000 after being caught a second time by a Labour Inspector failing to provide written employment agreements, or keep accurate holiday and leave records.

12 October 2016

Improving Holidays Act compliance

Work is underway at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to address problems related to compliance with the Holidays Act 2003 (the Act).

30 September 2016

North Shore food court pays $164,397 for employment law breaches

A food court in the Northcote Shopping Centre will pay $164,397 for their serious breaches of employment law, following an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate.

27 September 2016

Taranaki dairy farmer to pay at least $87,000 for serious employment law breaches

A Taranaki dairy farm will pay at least $87,000 for serious employment law breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, including $64,000 in arrears, and a $23,000 penalty.

23 September 2016

Whangarei sushi bar must pay $28,000 for employment law breaches

Following a Labour Inspectorate sting on sushi bars in Whangarei in May, Dayon Trading Limited has been ordered to pay $28,000 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

16 September 2016

Inspectorate to fine farmers who fail to act on employment obligations

Dairy farmers who fail to keep written employment agreements or time records can expect to receive a sharp shock, as the Labour Inspectorate launches nationwide probe into compliance in the industry.

31 August 2016

Lewis Pass motor inn fails to pay migrant worker for three months

A motor inn and café in Lewis Pass has been ordered to pay $19,296 in penalties and arrears by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failing to pay a worker minimum wage or holiday pay.

19 August 2016

Serious employment breaches found in Marlborough vineyards

A joint operation between the Labour Inspectorate, Immigration New Zealand and Inland Revenue in Marlborough vineyards found contractors committing serious breaches of employment standards.

09 August 2016

Grocery store penalised $53,000 for exploiting vulnerable migrant worker

A Wellington grocery store has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $53,000 in penalties and arrears for employment law breaches.