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Canterbury dairy farm penalised for employment law breaches

Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:13 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Viewbank Dairy Ltd near Rakaia to rectify employment law breaches discovered by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate and pay $7,500 in penalties. More >>

Vacancies continue to rise in December

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 10:33 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vacancies continue to rise in December – MBIE Jobs Online Report The number of job vacancies rose by 1.4 per cent in December, with a 6.8 per cent rise over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ... More >>

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have been found guilty of poor quality work and fined by the Building Practitioners Board. Auckland man Hao Zhang had his carpentry and foundation licence cancelled, ... More >>

North Island business fined for employing unlawful workers

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Henry’s Poultry Ltd, a company based in Levin, has recently been convicted of 6 offences under section 350(1)(b) of the Immigration act 2009. The company admitted to employing 5 Samoan nationals who were in New Zealand without a visa and 1 person ... More >>

Vacancies continue to rise in November

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of job vacancies rose by 2 per cent in November, with a 6.9 per cent rise over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. The November rise was led by increased vacancies ... More >>

New measure to share costs of maintaining NZ’s oil security

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 1:55 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

10 December 2015 New measure to share costs of maintaining NZ’s oil security equitably More >>

Residential electricity demand increases

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 12:22 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Energy Quarterly shows that residential demand for electricity increased by 5.3 per cent in the September quarter 2015. More >>

Blenheim vineyard contractor fined for labour law failures

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered KRSVP Ltd (formerly S & LJ Prasad Ltd) of Blenheim to pay more than $7,500 in penalties for failing to provide employment records requested by a Labour Inspector. The labour contracting company ... More >>

Major Events Fund invests in Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government is investing up to $250,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, with the 2015 event taking place this Saturday. More >>

Dunedin chosen as new refugee settlement location

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Dunedin has been selected as a new refugee settlement location following a whole of Government assessment. More >>

Nelson restaurant to pay $91K

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Taste of Egypt Ltd to pay more than $91,000 for employment law breaches and arrears owed to workers employed in their Nelson restaurant. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s ... More >>

International visitor spend up 38 per cent for September

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:34 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 38 per cent to $9.4 billion in the September 2015 year, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Jump in employment figures for Pacific peoples

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of Pacific people employed increased by 9.6 per cent in the year to September 2015, according to the latest Labour Market Factsheets for Māori and Pacific peoples released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today. More >>

Gisborne employer to pay $30K for flouting employment laws

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

M Contractors, a sole trader providing seasonal labour to horticultural operation in Gisborne, has been ordered to pay more than $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) in penalties for breaching employment laws and arrears owed to workers. ... More >>

Vacancies rise 1.8 per cent in October

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:17 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of job vacancies advertised online rose by 1.8 per cent in October, while there was a 4.3 per cent rise across the year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) latest Jobs Online report. More >>

Research shows value of skilled migrants

Friday, 6 November 2015, 2:11 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New research by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that skilled migrants are generally settling well into the New Zealand labour market. More >>

MBIE ready to return to the table

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:04 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) hopes to return to the table to continue negotiations with the Public Sector Association (PSA) as soon as possible, says MBIE General Manager Human Resources, Kate Wareham. More >>

employers warned after recent ERA cases

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 10:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment reminded employers today about their obligations to keep accurate employment records and produce them when requested by a Labour Inspector – or face enforcement action and penalties. More >>

Understanding the rules about electrical work

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new consumer awareness campaign by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has begun and aims to encourage homeowners to think a little more closely about electrical work being carried out in their homes. More >>

MBIE spend on media monitoring – context

Friday, 23 October 2015, 2:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released important contextual information about its recently reported media monitoring spend of $800,000 over the last two and a half years. More >>

 

 

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