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.
New legal protections for employees affected by domestic violence
From 1 April 2019, people who are affected by domestic violence have new legal protections in the workplace.
Christchurch dairy and owner to pay more than $40,000 for worker exploitation
The owner of a Christchurch dairy will spend the next three months paying back an exploited migrant worker more than $26,000 in unpaid employment entitlements.