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Health bodies fail to detect serious employment law breaches

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland pharmacy group penalised for underpaying employees by more than $255,000, has highlighted a hole in the auditing processes within the health sector when it comes to safeguarding the labour standards of employees. More >>

Regulator says Chorus changes are a chance to lead

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment Services General Manager George Mason says it is appropriate that Chorus are taking a leadership role in addressing the worker exploitation issues found in their supply chain, and is calling for other large companies to do the same. More >>

Five new tools to improve small business operations

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Business.govt.nz has launched new productivity content with five free tools and resources to help small businesses improve their operations strategy and free up more time to focus on their core operational tasks. More >>

Tenancy Compliance and Investigation action

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 9:32 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Tenancy Tribunal has recently made orders totalling nearly $17,000 against three landlords as a result of investigations launched by the Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team. More >>

Cleaning companies penalised $55,000

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Timaru cleaning businesses and their owners have been penalised $55,000 for treating permanent staff as ‘casuals’ following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Accountant sentenced for bankruptcy offences

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 9:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland accountant has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for seven bankruptcy offences, including hiding assets from the Official Assignee through the use of circular shareholding. More >>

Dairy to pay more than $40,000 for worker exploitation

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The owner of a Christchurch dairy will spend the next three months paying back an exploited migrant worker more than $26,000 in unpaid employment entitlements. More >>

Head of Provincial Development Unit appointed

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Carolyn Tremain has announced the appointment of Robert Pigou as the Head of the Provincial Development Unit (PDU). More >>

Unlicensed immigration advice leads to community sentence

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 1:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland woman from the Tongan community has been sentenced to 250 hours community work after pleading guilty to charges of unlawful immigration advice that involved deceiving family members and friends. More >>

Job advertisements rise again in January 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 11:25 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.5 per cent in the month of January 2019 and 6.8 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. More >>

Bankruptcy numbers at lowest level since 2000

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 10:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Latest Insolvency and Trustee Services (ITS) statistics show that bankruptcy numbers hit an 18 year low in 2018, due to the introduction of alternate insolvency options. The No Asset Procedure and Summary Instalment Orders were introduced into the New ... More >>

Second paper for the Electricity Price Review published

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Electricity Price Review announces the publication of its second paper – the options paper. The independent review’s second phase of work has focused on developing improvements to the electricity sector. They have produced an options paper which ... More >>

Job advertisements rise by 2.0 per cent in December quarter

Monday, 18 February 2019, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Jobs Online figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show the number of job advertisements rose by 2.0 per cent in the December 2018 quarter. Dr Rose Ryan, Workforce and Workplace manager, in the Evidence and Insights group, ... More >>

Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for exploitation

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:33 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Canterbury bakers ordered to pay $115,000 for worker exploitation More >>

Provincial Growth Fund creating jobs in the regions

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is on track to create thousands of jobs says Robert Pigou, the Head of Investment Management at the Provincial Development Unit. More >>

Government Procurement Rules 4th edition, consultation opens

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 1:24 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a document seeking feedback on the Government Procurement Rules, 4th edition . More >>

Business owners to personally pay for breaching standards

Monday, 28 January 2019, 11:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determinations have sent a strong message that both businesses and owners can be significantly penalised for breaching multiple employment standards. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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