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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.