Church exploits vulnerable Korean migrants in elaborate wage scam
Trustees of Jesus Aroma Church, set up to promote and advance Christianity in New Zealand, has been ordered to pay more than $164,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
Bus transport industry’s Fair Pay Agreement application to initiate bargaining approved
The Chief Executive of the MBIE approved an application to initiate bargaining for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) on 27 March 2023.
Opening your business over the Easter or ANZAC holidays
If your business is opening over the Easter and ANZAC holidays, you should be aware of the rules around employer obligations to their employees, and the ability of shops to trade.
Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready?
As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates from Saturday, 1 April 2023.
Floods: Employment guidance and support
What you need to know if you’ve been affected by the floods in Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo or Tairāwhiti.
Former liquor store employees to be paid outstanding dues
Five former employees of Auckland-based liquor stores will get a total $259,685 in arrears, after the Employment Court found their former employers guilty of violating minimum pay and holiday rules.
Foodstuffs South Island stores fined for blatant violation of Shop Trading Hours
Two Foodstuffs South Island co-operative stores in Wanaka have been fined in the Christchurch District Court for violating Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 by opening on Good Friday in 2022.
Samra Holdings to pay penalties of over $1.55 million
In a landmark judgment, the Employment Court ordered the Samra Holdings group of companies and a person involved in breaches of minimum employment standards to pay penalties of over $1.55 million.
The Fair Pay Agreement system is up and running
The Fair Pay Agreements system comes into effect on 1 December, which means eligible unions can start the process to initiate a Fair Pay Agreement.
Employment breaches cost convenience store $28,000
The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers that they are required to keep accurate wages, time, holiday and leave records under the Employment Relations Act 2000 and Holidays Act 2003.