News and updates

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

09 December 2020

Ex-Kiwifruit contractor to pay $276,000 for exploiting migrant workers

A former Bay of Plenty kiwifruit labour contractor and its former owner have been ordered to pay more than $250,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), for exploiting six migrant workers.

08 December 2020

A bakery in Taumarunui ordered to pay $90,000 for migrant exploitation

Husband and wife owners of The Bakehouse Café must pay $70,000 in penalties, plus $20,000 compensation to two employees, following a judgment by the Employment Court.

07 December 2020

Planning the perfect Christmas party

We’re not party planners, but these tips can help you arrange a Christmas party that is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

07 December 2020

Talented students can help retailers meet extra demand during the Christmas rush

With Christmas approaching fast and ongoing increases in retail spending, your business may be finding it hard to recruit the extra help you need.

02 December 2020

How to enforce a payment from an employment dispute

You have been through a dispute resolution process with your employer; they have agreed to compensate you, but you haven’t received anything so far. So how do you enforce a payment from your employer?

24 November 2020

Top five employment tips for Christmas you need to know

These top five employment tips can help employers and employees prepare for the Christmas period.

12 November 2020

The legality of no-pay or low-pay internship

If you are thinking about offering or doing an internship, here’s a few things to look out for.

04 November 2020

19 new initiatives to help workers and workplaces through COVID-19 recovery

Employment New Zealand has allocated a total of $2.38 million to 19 new initiatives through the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund.

20 October 2020

Do you need talented workers for seasonal work this summer?

Tertiary students can be a great source of employees for your businesses

20 October 2020

The cost of bullying in your workplace

One in four employees in New Zealand say that they have been bullied at work.