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Debtor prosecuted for misleading Official Assignee

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Wellington debtor Tony Knight has been sentenced for seven offences under the Insolvency Act, including misleading the Official Assignee (OA) and incurring debt while bankrupt. More >>

Pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act. More >>

Wineries told to check supply chains in wake of exploitation

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 11:21 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is calling on the viticulture industry to thoroughly check their supply chains to prevent wine labels being produced by exploited labour. More >>

Job advertisements rise again in November

Friday, 21 December 2018, 3:14 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Job advertisements rise again in November The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.7 per cent in the month of November 2018 and 9.7 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs ... More >>

Forestry Shake-up as company penalised $35,000

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 9:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

One of central North Island’s largest forestry silviculture companies has been penalised $35,000 at the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for paying four former migrant employees less than the minimum wage for every hour they worked. More >>

No holiday break for employment standards

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 9:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment Services is reminding businesses over the holiday season to maintain a focus keeping employment standards up to scratch and to be mindful of their supply chains to avoid the risk of a bad business reputation. More >>

Time is running out for landlords to meet requirements

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:18 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance by the ... More >>

Manufacturer fined for unlicensed electrical work

Friday, 14 December 2018, 8:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A manufacturer of horse coaches has been prosecuted for undertaking electrical work that he was not licenced to carry out, with the help of his cousin. More >>

Licensed Building Practitioner has license cancelled

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Licensed Building Practitioner has licence cancelled for 10 years A Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) who underquoted work on an Auckland home by nearly $250,000 has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for carrying out ... More >>

Dunedin pair to pay $11,500 for breaching employment law

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). More >>

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2018

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits. More >>

Christchurch man fined for employing unlicensed student

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An unlicensed electrical worker has been prosecuted and fined $2550 in the Christchurch District Court for permitting a university student to carry out prescribed electrical work on his property. More >>

Exploitation of single worker results in $188,500 to be paid

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch suburban dairy and its owners have been ordered to pay $85,000 in penalties for exploiting and underpaying a staff member by more than $103,000 over a four-year period. More >>

Job advertisements continue to rise in October

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.8 per cent in the month of October 2018 and 9.4 per cent over the year according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. Vacancies increased ... More >>

Agent pleads guilty to unlawful immigration advice

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The director of an Auckland based education placement service for international students has been handed down a commuted sentence of nine months home detention, after pleading guilty to four charges of unlawful immigration advice. More >>

Otaki man fined for unlicensed electrical work

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed electrical worker Dmitri Fedoulov has been fined in the Wellington District Court for undertaking prescribed electrical work (PEW) on his own property. More >>

International visitor spending shows strong growth

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:18 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show spending by international visitors increased seven per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to September 2018. More >>

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. More >>

MBIE decision on ACP CodeMark certificates

Monday, 12 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

All six of the original aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates suspended in July, have been removed from the CodeMark register, with each certificate either being revoked by MBIE, withdrawn by the manufacturer, or reissued as a new certificate ... More >>

Small Business Council getting down to work

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The creation of a small business strategy will take a step forward in coming weeks as the Small Business Council sharpens its focus on the areas that will make the biggest difference to the long term development of the sector. More >>

 

 

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