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Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations

Source: Employment New Zealand Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector. The changes, proposed by industry and largely supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively. Currently, most workers in New Zealand’s screen sector are contractors who are not entitled to employment rights, including the right to […]

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Employment breaches raise questions for liquor licensing

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Employment breaches raise questions for liquor licensing

Source: Employment New Zealand A business that operated liquor stores and a dairy has been ordered to pay $100,000 in penalties. In the latest in a long line of enforcement actions taken by the Labour Inspectorate, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Shalini Limited, a business that operated liquor stores and a dairy in […]

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ICM owner-operator Martha Fretton ordered to pay $30,000 for serious migrant exploitation

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ICM owner-operator Martha Fretton ordered to pay $30,000 for serious migrant exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The Labour Inspectorate took the case to the Employment Relations Authority  (ERA) on behalf of 12 Papua New Guinea (PNG) citizens hired […]

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Bay of Plenty business fined $12,000 for poor employment practises

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty business fined $12,000 for poor employment practises

Source: Employment New Zealand A Labour Inspectorate investigation has found Ahead Limited, a business that provides labour to kiwifruit businesses, made several breaches to employment law. Ahead failed to provide its staff with individual employment agreements and pay holiday entitlements as well as keep full and accurate time, wage and leave records. Labour Inspectorate regional […]

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West Coast shows increased employment and immigration compliance

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on West Coast shows increased employment and immigration compliance

Source: Employment New Zealand The Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) found increased employment and immigration compliance in the West Coast following visits to businesses in the region last week. The visits form part of the Inspectorate’s and INZ’s proactive work to ensure businesses are following the law when it comes to employees’ minimum […]

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Former director of a Hawke’s Bay winery ordered to pay $30,000 for migrant exploitation

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Former director of a Hawke’s Bay winery ordered to pay $30,000 for migrant exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The Labour Inspectorate took the case to the Employment Relations Authority  (ERA) on behalf of 12 Papua New Guinea (PNG) citizens hired […]

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Unlawful contracting sees directors personally liable for $100,000 owed to taxi drivers

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Unlawful contracting sees directors personally liable for $100,000 owed to taxi drivers

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has determined that former Dunedin taxi company directors are personally liable for leaving former employees nearly $100,000 out of pocket by […]

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Auckland restaurant owner to pay for Holidays Act breaches

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Auckland restaurant owner to pay for Holidays Act breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand An Auckland restaurant owner has to pay $5,000 for breaching the Holidays Act. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Auckland restaurant owner to pay $5,000 for failure to comply with the Labour Inspectorate’s instructions in relation to records keeping and staff’s public holiday entitlements. Ravi Singh, the director of a […]

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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 in full force

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 in full force

Source: Employment New Zealand From 6 May 2019, the majority of the changes under the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 become effective. Today, the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 comes into full effect, with the exception of changes relating to discrimination in relation to union membership and involvement in union activities (effective from 12 June […]

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Kiwifruit growers reminded to meet employment standards or face enforcement

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kiwifruit growers reminded to meet employment standards or face enforcement

Source: Employment New Zealand Labour Inspectors are visiting Bay of Plenty orchards this week. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectors are visiting Bay of Plenty orchards this week, making sure those involved in the Kiwifruit harvest are paying their employees correctly and are keeping accurate and complete records to show compliance. Labour […]

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Director and managers personally liable for employment law breaches

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Director and managers personally liable for employment law breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand Three individuals were personally involved in employment law breaches at two Christchurch restaurants, and had to repay more than $40,000 in arrears. The Labour Inspectorate reminds any individuals, including business directors, senior managers and legal or business advisors, that they can be held personally responsible even if they are unofficially connected […]

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Taking care of business

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Taking care of business

Source: Employment New Zealand A roadshow of 21 events for small business owners and managers will be held between June and November 2016, in both urban and provincial locations across New Zealand. Whether it is through compliance, tax, surveys or trade and innovation, businesses spend a significant amount of time working with government agencies. The […]

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Changes to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill

Source: Employment New Zealand The Government proposed further changes to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. The changes will enable territorial authorities to create local policies (rather than bylaws) to allow shop trading in defined areas on Easter Sunday. This means the Bill will be less prescriptive and maintain community choice and transparency over any […]

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Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Planning to work over the upcoming Easter or ANZAC holidays?

Source: Employment New Zealand There are some employment questions that regularly arise over the Easter and ANZAC holidays. See the answers. Over the Easter and ANZAC holidays, some employment questions that regularly arise are: Do employees have to work if their employer asks them to? At what rates should employees be paid? Are shops allowed […]

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Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. Employment Services General Manager George Mason says it is appropriate that Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues […]

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Whangarei sushi bar must pay $28,000 for employment law breaches

By   /  April 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Whangarei sushi bar must pay $28,000 for employment law breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand Following a Labour Inspectorate sting on sushi bars in Whangarei in May, Dayon Trading Limited has been ordered to pay $28,000 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). The Inspectorate found Dayon Trading Limited failed to pay 11 employees minimum wage and holiday entitlements, or keep proper wage, time, holiday […]

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Inspectorate says no more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Inspectorate says no more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

Source: Employment New Zealand Businesses in NZ are being warned by the Labour Inspectorate about disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’ following a nationwide investigation that revealed some concerning practices. “Businesses cannot evade their obligations as employers by calling their workers volunteers and then simply rewarding them with a bed in a dormitory, food and Wi-Fi […]

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Minimum wage rises to $17.70

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage rises to $17.70

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates increase from $13.20 to $14.16 per hour – remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. The Government also […]

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New legal protections for employees affected by domestic violence

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New legal protections for employees affected by domestic violence

Source: Employment New Zealand From 1 April 2019, people who are affected by domestic violence have new legal protections in the workplace. Employees who are affected by domestic violence now have the right to: It does not matter when the domestic violence took place. These rights do not apply to people who carry out domestic […]

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Employment New Zealand hits student orientation weeks to spread employment news

By   /  March 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Employment New Zealand hits student orientation weeks to spread employment news

Source: Employment New Zealand Employment New Zealand has recently been reaching out to students across the country to make sure they know about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to employment. Employment New Zealand National Manager, Information and Education Jennifer Sykes says with the academic year now beginning, it’s been an ideal time to […]

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