News and updates

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

19 February 2019

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.

28 January 2019

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.

16 January 2019

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

11 January 2019

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.