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MBIE recovers $71k in arrears owed to sushi bar workers

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:48 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A total of $71,454 has been recovered in unpaid public holiday and holiday pay entitlements for 54 current and former employees of eight Whangarei sushi bars, following an investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Restaurant pays out after MBIE’s freezing order

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:07 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Taste of Egypt Ltd paid $91,000 in penalties and arrears owed to two workers to the Employment Court, pending their appeal, after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate issued a freezing order against the ... More >>

Vacancies rose in March – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of job vacancies rose by 0.7 per cent in March 2016, and by 7.9 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. In March the largest increases were in the education and ... More >>

Courtenay Place shop to pay $54K after MBIE uncovered breach

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a Wellington business ShopperStop 1 Limited to pay approximately $54,000 in penalties for employment law breaches and arrears owed to an employee. More >>

Holiday’s Act Breaches Investigated

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 4:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate has investigated 42 employers for payroll-related breaches of the Holiday’s Act since 2012 and more targeted investigations are planned, Labour Inspectorate General Manager George Mason confirmed today. More >>

MBIE cracks down on Tasman pack houses

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 10:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has taken enforcement action against six apple pack houses in the Tasman region for breaching the employment laws. The Ministry’s Labour Inspectorate, staff visited nine pack houses in March ... More >>

Revised standards for safer children’s nightwear

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:19 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Revised standards surrounding the safety of children’s nightwear have now been mandated, helping parents make informed decisions about the safety of their children’s clothing. More >>

MBIE not concerned product a safety risk for houses

Friday, 4 March 2016, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE is not concerned that the product under Commerce Commission investigation poses a safety risk for newly built houses and is confident they will still comply with the Building Code, says MBIE’s general manager Building System Performance Derek ... More >>

International visitor spend up 31 per cent for December 2015

Friday, 26 February 2016, 11:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 31 per cent to $9.7 billion in the December 2015 year, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Major Events Fund invests in the World Shearing

Friday, 19 February 2016, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Major Events Fund invests in the World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017 The Government is investing $260,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships to be held in ... More >>

Vacancies rise in January – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vacancies rise in January – MBIE Jobs Online Report The number of job vacancies grew by 1.5 per cent in January, with an 8.7 per cent increase over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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