Private workplace investigators may be required to have a licence
A recent case of the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority has determined that workplace investigators fall within the definition of a ‘Private Investigator’.
Grower to pay $50,000 in owed pay to workers
Canterbury horticulture employer Christopher Gray, trading as Motukarara Asparagus, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to repay nearly $50,000 in owed pay to workers.
Employers warned against charging recruitment costs to their workers
The Labour Inspectorate reminds employers that charging workers for recruitment-related costs is illegal.
International Day of Older Persons
Today is International Day of Older Persons, so it’s a good time to remember that while many people leave the workforce at the age of 65 or before, some continue to work after the age of 65.
Auckland restaurant to pay nearly $50,000 for exploiting migrant worker
An Auckland restaurant and its owners have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay nearly $50,000 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to a migrant worker.
Have your say – bullying and harassment at work
MBIE is releasing an Issues Paper on bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) at work in New Zealand.
Early return to work while on parental leave
During uncertain times, employees who are on parental leave may face financial difficulty and want to return to work earlier than planned.
Hiring friends or family can be costly
Hiring friends or family can result in a successful employment relationship for some. However, sometimes a close relationship can become strained due to the employer-employee relationship.
Law change supports female-dominated industries
Parliament has passed the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which lays out a new process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay discrimination across female-dominated industries.
Tackling temporary migrant worker exploitation
A $50 million government investment over the next four years will address temporary migrant worker exploitation in the New Zealand workplace.