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

07 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

Let nature into your workplace – Tukua te uho taiao ki roto nā papa mahi.

28 September 2018

Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records.

31 August 2018

Burger King served with a ban on hiring migrants

The company behind 82 Burger King fast food outlets in New Zealand has been placed on the Stand Down list.

21 August 2018

Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding.

08 August 2018

Taxi drivers owed nearly $100,000 after sham contracting investigation

An employment determination has found a former taxi company in clear breach of minimum employment rights, by treating employees as contractors to save money.

26 July 2018

Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill becomes law

The Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament. It aims to enhance legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence.

11 July 2018

Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters

A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties for serious employment breaches.

09 July 2018

Domino’s franchisees to pay more than $32,000 for employment breaches

Two companies, which operated as Domino’s pizza franchises in Auckland, have been penalised $32,400 for serious breaches of employment law, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

28 June 2018

Paid parental leave extension comes into effect

Paid parental leave extends from 18 weeks to 22 weeks this Sunday, 1 July. This is the first step in the Government’s plan to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020.

25 June 2018

Building companies penalised for turning blind eye to employment breaches

Two Auckland building companies operated by a sole director have been penalised $7,500 for serious breaches to employment law as well as failing to comply with an improvement notice.