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Mental wellbeing at work – toolkit launched

By   /  March 21, 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 Mental wellbeing at work – toolkit launched

Source: Employment New Zealand On 10th of October, World Mental Health Day, the Mental Health Foundation and Health Promotion Agency launched a toolkit to support workplaces to boost wellbeing and create flourishing teams. The Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work Toolkit offers practical information, resources and know-how to make it easy for workplaces to support […]

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Minimum wage to rise to $15.25

By   /  March 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 Minimum wage to rise to $15.25

Source: Employment New Zealand The Government announced today the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour on 1 April 2016. The current adult minimum wage rate is $14.75 an hour. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates will increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour, remaining at 80 […]

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Christchurch dairy and owner to pay more than $40,000 for worker exploitation

By   /  March 13, 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 Christchurch dairy and owner to pay more than $40,000 for worker exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. 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. Symrose’s […]

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Employer Advice Line for disability and health-related questions

By   /  March 3, 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 Employer Advice Line for disability and health-related questions

Source: Employment New Zealand Free service helps employers manage and support staff with disabilities or health conditions. The Employer Advice Line, 0800 805 405, means employers can ask any questions they might have about how best to manage and support new or existing employees with health conditions or disabilities. Most disabled people and people with […]

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New tools designed to make life easier for employers and employees

By   /  March 3, 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 tools designed to make life easier for employers and employees

Source: Employment New Zealand Two new online tools have just been launched, designed to make life easier for employers and employees. The first is a tool to help New Zealand retailers determine whether or not they’re allowed to trade on restricted shop trading days. There are three and a half days when almost all shops […]

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Minimum wage to increase by 50 cents to $15.75

By   /  March 3, 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 to increase by 50 cents to $15.75

Source: Employment New Zealand The Government announced on 24 January 2017 that the minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 on 1 April 2017. The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour – remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. For more information, […]

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SmartStart: The best start for parents and babies

By   /  March 3, 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 SmartStart: The best start for parents and babies

Source: Employment New Zealand The eagerly anticipated online tool for new and expectant parents is now available. Now there’s one place to go for step-by-step information to help you and your baby get off to the best start. SmartStart provides users with integrated information about services provided by a range of agencies and NGOs. Parents […]

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Indian clothing retailers ordered to pay $60,000 for intimidating ex-employees

By   /  March 3, 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 Indian clothing retailers ordered to pay $60,000 for intimidating ex-employees

Source: Employment New Zealand The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered three owner-operators of Indian clothing stores in Auckland to pay $60,000 for intimidating two of their previous employees. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered three owner-operators of Auckland Indian clothing retailers Khoobsurat Collections/Naari Collections Ltd to pay $60,000 for intimidating two of their […]

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Government announces amendments to the Employment Relations Act

By   /  March 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 Government announces amendments to the Employment Relations Act

Source: Employment New Zealand Today the Government announced a new Bill that will amend the Employment Relations Act 2000. The key amendments include: Restoring statutory rest and meal breaks Limiting 90 day trials to employers with fewer than 20 employees Restoring reinstatement as the primary remedy to unfair dismissal Increasing protections for vulnerable workers such […]

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Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for worker exploitation

By   /  February 19, 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 Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for worker exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand A Canterbury bakery, its director and his wife have been ordered to pay over $115,000 plus interest, including $75,000 in wage arrears, for seriously exploiting and underpaying two migrant employees. La Wheat Limited, director Wannakawattawaduge Janaka Sujeewa Fernando and Arumadura Udeni Lakmali Fernando have been penalised at the Employment Relations Authority […]

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Business owners to personally pay for breaching employment standards

By   /  January 28, 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 Business owners to personally pay for breaching employment standards

Source: Employment New Zealand Two Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determinations have sent a strong message that both businesses and owners can be significantly penalised for breaching multiple employment standards. The ERA has ordered Napier restaurant Golden Spring Takeaway, owned by Huichan Xu as a sole trader, to pay $30,000 for breaching minimum employment standards for […]

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Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals

Source: Employment New Zealand Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act. Malcolm and Claire Bennett, owners […]

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Wineries told to check supply chains in wake of second worker exploitation case

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Wineries told to check supply chains in wake of second worker exploitation case

Source: Employment New Zealand The Labour Inspectorate is calling on the viticulture industry to thoroughly check their supply chains to prevent wine being produced by exploited labour. Marlborough vineyard contracting company Double Seven Services and its owner have been collectively penalised $127,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for falsifying and failing to keep wage […]

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Forestry Shake-up as company penalised $35,000 and prevented from hiring migrants

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Forestry Shake-up as company penalised $35,000 and prevented from hiring migrants

Source: Employment New Zealand A large forestry company has been penalised $35,000 at the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for paying migrant employees less than the minimum wage Silverculture Solutions Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forest Management Limited and a supplier of Silviculture services to Timberlands, employs up to 250 staff in forest block […]

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No holiday break for employment standards

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on No holiday break for employment standards

Source: Employment New Zealand Employment Services is reminding businesses over the holiday season to keep employment standards up to scratch and be mindful of their supply chains to avoid the risk of a bad reputation. “It’s the time of year when many people are working in hospitality, retail, casual and seasonal work, often working varied […]

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

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Exploitation of single worker results in $188,500 to be paid

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. Indy Supa, a dairy in the Christchurch suburb of Shirley has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay […]

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Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for employment breaches

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The breach includes subsequently failing to provide those records when requested by the Labour Inspectorate. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) found that company director Nilin Patel’s cooperation with […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

Source: Employment New Zealand Let nature into your workplace – Tukua te uho taiao ki roto nā papa mahi. People who feel their employer cares about their wellbeing are more engaged at work.  This Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October 2018), show people you care about their mental health and wellbeing and ‘Let nature into […]

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Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand 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. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ‘joined’ Jujhar Singh to his previous company Binde Enterprises Ltd, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which uncovered nearly $210,000 […]

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Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Japanese fishing company to pay 180k for exploitation of workers in NZ waters

Source: Employment New Zealand A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties for serious employment breaches. A Japanese fishing company chartered by a New Zealand business has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in arrears and penalties following a Labour […]

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