News and updates

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

17 June 2021

Hospitality director banned from being an employer after exploiting workers

The Employment Court has issued Declarations of Breach against three Christchurch hospitality companies, and a banning order against the companies’ director.

09 June 2021

South Auckland superettes to pay $57,000 for migrant exploitation despite attempts to undermine investigation

Three South Auckland stores operating as superettes have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $57,000 in penalties for employment law breaches.

27 May 2021

Minimum sick leave entitlement to increase to 10 days

Parliament has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year.

21 May 2021

Standing against bullying by wearing pink

Every year, one in 10 workers in New Zealand report bullying at work.

05 May 2021

Doing business in the bubble

What Kiwi employers and employees need to know about their employment rights and responsibilities when travelling in the bubble.

22 April 2021

Are your employment agreements up to date?

Following the recent minimum wage increase, now is the ideal time for you as an employer to ensure your business’s employment agreements (contracts) are up to date.

21 April 2021

Employment practices can affect businesses’ suitability to hold a liquor licence

Two Brothers Wholesale Limited, Trading as Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa, lost its alcohol licence after poor employment practices.

16 April 2021

Restaurant Brands Ltd fined $18,000 for unlawfully dismissing migrant worker

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered Restaurant Brands Ltd to pay a migrant employee $18,000 in compensation.

16 April 2021

Southland dairy farmer “wilfully blind” to employment obligations, penalised $30,000 for breaches

Southland dairy farmer Christoph Kenel was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $30,000 in penalties.

09 April 2021

More employment protections for security officers

Security officers will soon receive additional protections in their job in restructuring situations.