Restauranteurs pay the price for law breach

Supplied Content Wellington, December 9, 2018 Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the ‘South Dunedin Curry House,’ were penalised for failing to keep accurate wage, time and leave records. Prior offence cited Labour Inspectorate Regional Manager Jeanie Borsboom…

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Christchurch man fined for hiring student electrician

Staff Reporter Indian Newslink, Auckland, December 9, 2018 The Christchurch District Court fined $2550 for allowing a University student to carryout prescribed electrical work on his property. It is unlawful to employ any unauthorised person, not properly certified by the authorities to perform any electrical job, since it could become a major fire and health hazard. The Court heard that…

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Statute to reinstate workers’ rights

Iain Lees-Galloway Wellington, December 9, 2018 The Employment Relations Amendment Act (passed by Parliament on December 5, 2018) helps restore fairness to New Zealand workplaces and restore fundamental rights for workers, The Government is determined to lift New Zealand into a high wage, high skill economy with thriving regions. The Employment Relations Amendment Act is one piece of our plan…

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