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News and updates

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

13 September 2019

Name and shame employers exploiting workers

In the latest ‘stand down list’, we name and shame employers who have breached minimum employment standards and exploited their workers.

14 August 2019

High compensation awarded for personal grievances

The compensation and cost award tables have been released for the first half of 2019.

12 August 2019

More consumers consider worker rights before buying

More people are choosing which businesses to buy from, based on how they treat their workers.

07 August 2019

New ERA Chief appointed

A new Chief of the Employment Relations Authority, a new member and the re-appointment of two members have been announced by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

15 July 2019

Mobil systems fail to address illegal docking of workers’ pay

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a South Auckland petrol station, Mittal and Son Limited (MSL), trading as Mobil Porchester Road, to pay $20,000 for breaches.

01 July 2019

Pay bump for new parents

The maximum weekly rate of parental leave payments will increase today from $564.38 per week to $585.80 per week before tax.

27 June 2019

New law expands workplace personal grievance options

A new law, passed by Parliament yesterday, expands the ability of workers in triangular employment situations to raise personal grievance claims.

17 June 2019

Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations

Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector.

14 June 2019

Employment breaches raise questions for liquor licensing

A business that operated liquor stores and a dairy has been ordered to pay $100,000 in penalties.

29 May 2019

ICM owner-operator Martha Fretton ordered to pay $30,000 for serious migrant exploitation

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered an owner-operator of a labour supply contracting firm to pay $30,000 in penalties for failure to pay 12 migrant employees their minimum entitlements.