Director and managers personally liable for employment law breaches
Three individuals were personally involved in employment law breaches at two Christchurch restaurants, and had to repay more than $40,000 in arrears.
Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?
There are some employment questions that regularly arise over the Easter and ANZAC holidays. See the answers.
Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead
Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues found in their supply chain, and is calling for other large companies to do the same.
Minimum wage rises to $17.70
Today the adult minimum wage becomes $17.70 per hour, up $1.20 from $16.50. This adds up to $708 for a 40-hour week.
New legal protections for employees affected by domestic violence
From 1 April 2019, people who are affected by domestic violence have new legal protections in the workplace.
Christchurch dairy and owner to pay more than $40,000 for worker exploitation
The owner of a Christchurch dairy will spend the next three months paying back an exploited migrant worker more than $26,000 in unpaid employment entitlements.
Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for worker exploitation
A Canterbury bakery, its director and his wife have been ordered to pay over $115,000 plus interest, including $75,000 in wage arrears, for seriously exploiting and underpaying two migrant employees.
Business owners to personally pay for breaching employment standards
Two Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determinations have sent a strong message that both businesses and owners can be significantly penalised for breaching multiple employment standards.
Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals
Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act
Wineries told to check supply chains in wake of second worker exploitation case
The Labour Inspectorate is calling on the viticulture industry to thoroughly check their supply chains to prevent wine being produced by exploited labour.