Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:14

Migrant worker threat ‘just a vote-catcher’

A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.

Published in Agribusiness

A farm near Christchurch has been fined $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

Published in General News
Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:55

Attracting good staff: what sets you apart?

We all know how hard it can be to attract quality staff, and how great it is when you find someone that works hard, knows their stuff and has the right attitude. 

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:40

Employ with best practice or else

The Labour Inspectorate is calling for dairy farmers to use best practice when employing in 2018.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 January 2018 08:55

Pay your workers right or pay for it

Notable cases of employment breaches by large companies have cropped up recently, some appearing to be unintended short-changing of employees. 

Published in Management
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:55

AFFCO gets ruling to appeal

The Supreme Court has given Affco New Zealand leave to appeal a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers during collective bargaining.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 October 2016 07:38

Twice-caught strawberry grower to pay $6000

A Kumeu strawberry grower has been penalised $6000 after being caught a second time by a Labour Inspector.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:55

Big fine for employment law breaches

A Taranaki dairy farm has been fined $87,000 for employment breaches in a case reflecting the Labour Inspectorate’s intolerance of negligent employers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:55

Finding a solution to a very real problem

Recent debate about unemployed New Zealanders and their keenness – or lack of it – to gain work was sparked after Prime Minister John Key commented how hard it is to get beneficiaries into seasonal work.

Published in Opinion

Dairy farmers who fail to keep written employment agreements or time records can expect to receive a sharp shock, as the Labour Inspectorate launches a nationwide probe into compliance in the industry.

Published in General News
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