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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 >>

Statistics House investigation Terms of Reference

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:41 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the Terms of Reference for its investigation into Wellington’s Statistics House. MBIE’s investigation will look at the performance and design of the building, which was ... More >>

International visitor spend steady over year to September

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:40 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 7 per cent to $10.1 billion in the year ended September 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Eployer repays $16,900 premium

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 2:28 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An employer has repaid a $16,900 premium it and one of its employees received to help an employee with their visa, with a further $6000 penalty ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). More >>

Napier bakery pays $14,423 for employment law failures

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 11:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Brown Owl Bakery in Napier has paid penalties and arrears of $14,423 after being caught breaching multiple employment laws by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate, including failing to pay minimum wage or ... More >>

New Framework will support Govt’s highest-risk contracts

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment today launched a critically important tool that will help government agencies manage their most important contracts. More >>

Consumers urged to ‘do it right’

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:22 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A joint consumer awareness campaign from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Consumer Protection team and the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) kicked off over the weekend and aims to educate consumers about the importance ... More >>

Why your choice of builder matters

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:31 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

“Some building work needs licensed people on the job - make sure you have the right builder for the work you’re doing,” is the advice of Paul Hobbs, Registrar, Building Practitioner Licensing for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. More >>

New tenancy investigators target Dunedin student flats

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tenancy investigators from a new government team have begun inspecting New Zealand’s rental homes – and say they were disappointed with what they found in Dunedin last week. More >>

Electricity from renewables exceeds 80 per cent

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand’s share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows. More >>

Job advertisements grew in September

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.5 per cent in September 2016 and by 12.5 per cent over the year to September, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Nearly $10,000 in fines for unauthorised electrical work

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two recent prosecutions of individuals under the Electricity Act 1992 have highlighted the importance of consumers ensuring they always use a licensed electrical worker to perform prescribed electrical work. More >>

MBIE pays tribute to former CTU president Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:49 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive David Smol has paid tribute to former CTU president Helen Kelly for her courage and dedication to improving the welfare of New Zealand workers. More >>

 

 

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