Employment Relations Authority news

'This is a clear case of migrant exploitation'

'This is a clear case of migrant exploitation'

The employer must pay back an exploited migrant worker more than $26,000 in unpaid employment entitlements

'One employee worked 985 hours without being paid at all'

'One employee worked 985 hours without being paid at all'

The employees were not paid the minimum wage or any payments owed under the Holidays Act

NZ worker awarded $9K for a day's work

NZ worker awarded $9K for a day's work

The woman was told at the end of the shift that her work was part of an unpaid trial

'Businesses should not be making profit at the expense of their employees'

'Businesses should not be making profit at the expense of their employees'

These determinations are a reminder that migrant workers are a particularly vulnerable section of the workforce

Employer "recklessly shut their eyes" to Holidays Act obligations

Employer "recklessly shut their eyes" to Holidays Act obligations

This is why companies must be careful about treating permanent employees as casuals