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February 19, 2019

A mechanic who went months without pay because his boss failed to keep correct wage records has been awarded $63,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

HR Matters Tip:

Always keep accurate records of wages paid, time employees work and share rosters with emplo...

February 18, 2019

An Auckland liquor store has had penalties for employment breaches increased from $220 to $40,000 on appeal from the Labour Inspectorate.

HR Matters Tip:

You must always pay employees at least the New Zealand minimum wage, and pay employees for all holiday entitlements....

February 13, 2019

A Wellington cafe worker has been awarded nearly $9000 after she worked a full shift only to be told afterward it was an unpaid trial.

HR Matters Tip:

"Unpaid Trials" are a minefield... stay away from them and always provide an Individual Employment Agreement (with a va...

February 11, 2019

A worker sacked after suffering a seizure a few days into his new job has been awarded more than $14,000 in compensation and lost wages by the Employment Relations Authority.

HR Matters Tip:

Formal investigation must be carried out before dismissal. A written employment...

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