Sweden's milk war is now being played out on television.
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.
A farm near Christchurch has been fined $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
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.
Notable cases of employment breaches by large companies have cropped up recently, some appearing to be unintended short-changing of employees.
The Supreme Court has given Affco New Zealand leave to appeal a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers during collective bargaining.
A Kumeu strawberry grower has been penalised $6000 after being caught a second time by a Labour Inspector.
A Taranaki dairy farm has been fined $87,000 for employment breaches in a case reflecting the Labour Inspectorate’s intolerance of negligent employers.
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.
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.