News and updates

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

21 November 2018

Exploitation of single worker results in $188,500 to be paid

A Christchurch suburban dairy and its owners have been ordered to pay $85,000 in penalties for exploiting and underpaying a staff member by more than $103,000 over a four-year period.

15 November 2018

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the ERA for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay.

08 November 2018

Waikato company and director to pay $37,500 for employment breaches

A Waikato company has been ordered to pay $25,000, and similarly its sole director has been ordered to pay $12,500 by the ERA for exploiting six staff underpaid by more than $17,300.

24 October 2018

Waikato companies penalised $21,000 for employment breaches

Two Waikato businesses operated by a sole director and shareholder have been ordered to pay $21,600 in penalties by ERA for exploiting a migrant worker underpaid by nearly $30,000.

11 October 2018

Migrant workers exploited in two remote New Zealand shops

The Employment Court has ruled three migrant employees working in remote New Zealand will receive $10,000 from an employer couple who persistently breached their employment rights.

08 October 2018

Widespread employment breaches found with broadband subcontractors

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards.

07 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

Let nature into your workplace – Tukua te uho taiao ki roto nā papa mahi.

28 September 2018

Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records.

31 August 2018

Burger King served with a ban on hiring migrants

The company behind 82 Burger King fast food outlets in New Zealand has been placed on the Stand Down list.

21 August 2018

Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding.