Government mulls changes to ‘troubling’ Holidays Act

Shane Cowlishaw Changes to the Holidays Act are being considered by the Government to address large-scale payroll compliance issues. Companies across both the public and private sector are facing the spectre of huge back pay bills because of complications in calculating holiday pay, mostly in industries where part-time and casual work is common. Hefty bills at Corrections, Police Most recently,…

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Deportation Case progresses in High Court

Staff Reporter Mr Singh (not his real name) had filed Judicial review proceedings challenging the decisions pertaining to his deportation. The Crown had not filed the Statement of defence as initially there were settlement discussions, which concluded unsuccessfully. The Crown then filed a notice of appearance under protest to the jurisdiction of the Court. The Counsel for the Crown submitted that…

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Worker exploitation rampant in New Zealand

Modern Slavery is becoming a menace Tod Cooper Our politicians and law makers need to accelerate the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act to establish clearer compliance expectations, tighter regulations and higher pecuniary consequences for individuals and businesses who support Modern Slavery. The UK example A good example is the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. All companies with a UK footprint and…

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Sir Anand Satyanand appointed to IACC Council

Sourced Content Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed to the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council for a six-year term. His appointment signals a significant advancement of the role of the Pacific and New Zealand within the international anti-corruption community. Sir Anand is a former Patron of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and currently a member of the…

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Auckland company in money-laundering controversy

Suzanne Snively Investigative journalists have found suspicious foreign trusts in New Zealand. New Zealand remains vulnerable to the flow of illicit offshore assets. An Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Murder of Journalist A team of…

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Largest civil construction programme to keep Auckland moving

RNZ Auckland Nearly $30 billion will be spent on Auckland transport in the next 10 years, partly funded by a fuel tax, private finance and tolls. The Government and Auckland Council announced the new Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) at Newmarket train station today. Billed as New Zealand’s largest ever civil construction programme, $28 billion will be poured into light…

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