Government accepts Holidays Act Taskforce's recommendations
The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce's recommendations to improve the Holidays Act by making it clearer and providing greater certainty for employers and employees.
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 Thursday, 1 April 2021.
Importance of mental health during COVID-19
Guidance on how to spot signs that an employee and/or a colleague is struggling and start a delicate conversation.
Can employers make employees take leave during alert levels 3 and 4?
If workers are not able to come into their usual place of work, employers are encouraged to ask individual workers to work from home while the risk is addressed, and pay them normally.
Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa loses alcohol license after employment law non-compliance
The South Waikato District Licensing Committee has declined an application for a liquor license renewal sought by Two Brothers Wholesale Limited, Trading as Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa.
Waitangi Day 2021 – top seven employment tips you need to know
This year, Waitangi Day falls on Saturday 6 February and is observed on that day or Monday 8 February. Here are seven things you need to know about rights for employees and obligations for employers.
Canterbury liquor retailer and director to pay $125,000 for worker exploitation
The Employment Relations Authority ordered Nekita Enterprises Limited, a business that operated a number of bottle stores across Canterbury, to pay $90,000 in penalties for breaching employment laws.
Papatoetoe bottle store to pay $46,000 for exploiting worker
A bottle store in Papatoetoe is the latest bottle store to be penalised and ordered to pay arrears for exploiting a migrant worker by breaching their employment rights.
Minimum sick leave entitlement proposed to increase from 2021
The Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days per year to 10 days per year.
The minimum wage is increasing – make sure you are prepared
The Government confirmed today that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.