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Clothing retailers fined $60,000 for intimidating ex-workers

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered three owner-operators of Auckland Indian clothing retailers Khoobsurat Collections/Naari Collections Ltd to pay $60,000 for intimidating two of their previous employees. Both ex-employees were serving ... More >>

Job advertisements grew in November

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:40 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.9 per cent in November 2016 and by 12.2 per cent over the year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Returning unwanted Christmas presents – what are your rights

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Despite our best efforts to find the perfect gift, it pays to know a retailer’s return policies and whether you can ask for an exchange card when Christmas shopping, says Consumer Protection. More >>

Didn’t get what you expected this Christmas?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 12:05 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

It might not work, it might break on first use, or maybe it just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. Before you create a rubbish pile labelled ‘Christmas junk’, Consumer Protection urges you to be aware of your rights under the Consumer Guarantees ... More >>

The proof is in the pudding, or rather the quote

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For many of us, the summer break is a chance to take care of the house ‘to do’ list. Whatever the renovation, asking for a written quote to know the cost before you agree to the service is the advice from Consumer Protection this summer. More >>

Add protective gear to the Christmas list

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

If all the kids want for Christmas is a bike, scooter or trampoline, remember to wrap up safety equipment too, says Trading Standards. More >>

Personal liability means no escape from paying staff

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:35 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate has successfully applied to have ‘company officers’ made personally liable for $138,836 in arrears over the last month in two separate cases, after the companies went into liquidation. More >>

Release of report - Copyright and the Creative Sector

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is pleased to note that the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released the report concluding the study into the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector. More >>

Splish splash safely this summer

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealanders love to make a splash but play safely with inflatable swimming pools and toys, is the message this summer from Trading Standards. More >>

40th Anniversary of the Metric System celebrated

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Metres, kilograms and litres became the New Zealand’s official system of measurement forty years ago today, as Trading Standards celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Metric System in New Zealand. “Back in 1976, New Zealand adopted the International ... More >>

Knowing your rights with gift cards this Christmas

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Gift cards are a popular present at Christmas time, but Consumer Protection encourages consumers to understand the terms and conditions before adding gift cards to their shopping list. More >>

All I want for Christmas is something that works

Monday, 12 December 2016, 8:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

It might be gift giving season, but consumers do not have to accept a product that does not work, is not safe, or is not of acceptable quality, reminds Consumer Protection. More >>

Door to door sales – your choice

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

With the festive season upon us, Consumer Protection urges consumers to be aware of their rights when it comes to door-to-door and telemarketing sales. More >>

No more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Businesses in New Zealand are being warned by the Labour Inspectorate about disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’ following a nationwide investigation that revealed some concerning employment practices, particularly in the accommodation ... More >>

EWRB joins the fight against cowboys

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Having a stand-off over electrical work? Now there’s an easy way to report that cowboy. More >>

‘Tis the season to be shopping online

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online spending could replace physical shopping at Christmas time for some consumers, but Consumer Protection reminds those who enjoy the task of typing rather than swiping to consider the risks. More >>

Employment Court's $100,000 ruling makes impact

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:43 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a kebab shop in Rotorua to pay $73,661 in penalties and arrears following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, coming as a recent Employment Court judgement guides the ERA towards higher penalties for ... More >>

Clarification: 61 Molesworth Street

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

At the National Crisis Management Centre press conference today, a spokesperson stated MBIE has no investigations focussed on the property located at 61 Molesworth Street. More >>

Job advertisements continued to grow in October

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 11:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.1 per cent in October 2016 and by 12.9 per cent over the year to October, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

New MBIE report on visitors’ travel patterns

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A rising number of tourists are visiting New Zealand during autumn and exploring outside the main centres, but there are opportunities to further spread the benefits of tourism, a new report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and ... More >>

 

 

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