What businesses need to know for Anzac Day 2020
This year New Zealanders will commemorate Anzac Day whilst we are at Alert Level 4 to fight against COVID-19.
Alert Level 3 workplace restrictions detail released
On 16 April 2020 the Prime Minister announced what life will look like in New Zealand at Alert Level 3.
Changes to the Employment Relations Act while the Epidemic Notice is in place
The government has decided that some rules for collective bargaining will be temporarily modified in the Employment Relations Act while the current Epidemic Notice is in place.
Wage Subsidy Scheme: Information available about employers who have received payments
Work and Income have released a list of businesses that have received the Wage Subsidy Scheme. Here are the steps to find out if your employer has received a payment.
Waikato berry grower to pay $76K for labour law breaches
Olde Berry Farm Limited and its director were ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $76,532 for employment law breaches uncovered by the Labour Inspectorate.
Guidance for essential businesses on Easter trading during Alert Level 4
On 31 March 2020, the Government announced that during Alert Level 4, supermarkets will be required to be closed as usual on Good Friday but will be able to open on Easter Sunday.
Workplace response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Workplace guidance for employers and employees on COVID-19 (as at 29 March 2020)
Minimum wage increases from 1 April 2020
The adult minimum wage will increase $1.20 from $17.70 to $18.90 per hour on 1 April 2020.
Grower failures undermining horticulture industry efforts
Employment and immigration breaches found in Hastings and Pukekohe during a proactive investigation into horticulture work conditions have alarmed Labour Inspectors and Immigration Officers.
Large groups of workers still paid below minimum wage
The Labour Inspectorate has found 136 businesses across Auckland and Northland that were paying workers below the minimum wage over the past five years.