Husband ordered to pay his Wife for unpaid wages

A Dargaville business owner has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay his former wife more than $80,000 to cover wages she never received. Ashwin Lal worked for two grocery stores in Dargaville owned by Jai Enterprises and Lal’s Enterprises, which were both owned by her former husband, Amitesh Lal. The businesses owned […]

Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes into Law

Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes into law The Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) Bill has been passed into law, with the new bargaining system to take effect on 1 December 2022. The Fair Pay Agreement system brings together unions and employer associations within a sector to bargain for minimum employment terms for all covered employees in an industry or occupation. […]

Employment New Zealand Newsletter

Welcome to the Employment New Zealand newsletter. Here you will find the latest news and information about employment rights and responsibilities.   Some workers need to have their first vaccine by Friday 3 December Workers covered by the My Vaccine Pass mandate need to have their first dose by 3 December and be fully vaccinated […]

Everyday payroll questions, how many can you answer?

Can an employer decide not to provide the opportunity to cash up Annual Leave to employees? If an employee has annual, sick and alternative leave on Termination, which one(s) must be paid out? Do you have to pay an employee if they are on Jury Service? What period of gross earnings is the ‘extra pay’ […]

Coronavirus and Leave options

Well it is a trending topic at the moment so just an update on our situation and options should an employee contract the virus. Firstly, about four years ago we moved all our systems into the cloud as part of our Business Continuity Plan, this was after successfully coming through the Earthquakes in 2011 uninterrupted. […]

Bottle Store owner fined $200,000 for exploiting staff

A liquor store owner whose behaviour was branded “heinous” by a judge will pay up an unprecedented $200,000 fine for underpaying migrant workers – but is unrepentant. Six Indian migrants were underpaid a total of $250,000 by Paramjeet Singh Parihar and Kuldip Kaur Parihar while working at the couple’s Super Liquor bottle stores in the […]