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.
Unlawful contracting sees directors personally liable for $100,000 owed to taxi drivers
Former Dunedin tax company directors Ronald and Maureen Grant are personally liable for $100,000 by failing to provide tax drivers with the correct employment entitlements.
Auckland restaurant owner to pay for Holidays Act breaches
An Auckland restaurant owner has to pay $5,000 for breaching the Holidays Act.
Bus companies getting around the new break rules
A new land transport rule, recently approved by Cabinet, gives bus operators more flexibility when it comes to applying the new break rules set in the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018.
Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 in full force
From 6 May 2019, the majority of the changes under the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 become effective.
Kiwifruit growers reminded to meet employment standards or face enforcement
Labour Inspectors are visiting Bay of Plenty orchards this week.
Director and managers personally liable for employment law breaches
Three individuals were personally involved in employment law breaches at two Christchurch restaurants, and had to repay more than $40,000 in arrears.
Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?
There are some employment questions that regularly arise over the Easter and ANZAC holidays. See the answers.
Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead
Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues found in their supply chain, and is calling for other large companies to do the same.
Minimum wage rises to $17.70
Today the adult minimum wage becomes $17.70 per hour, up $1.20 from $16.50. This adds up to $708 for a 40-hour week.