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Applications For COVID-19 Workers And Workplaces Assistance Fund Now Open

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment New Zealand invites business organisations, unions and community providers to register their interest in the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund. As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, $3 million has been allocated ... More >>

Penalties For Employment Breaches Upheld In Court

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court dismissed the challenge by Shalini Limited against penalties of $100,000 imposed by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for migrant exploitation. Shalini was taken to the ERA by the Labour Inspectorate following employment standards ... More >>

Disclosure Requirements And Commencement Date Set For New Financial Advice Regime

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government has set new disclosure requirements to ensure that consumers seeking financial advice can make more informed decisions. It has also set the start date for the new financial advice regime as 15 March 2021. New disclosure requirements ... More >>

Unregistered Auckland Electrical Workers Fined Over $6,000 Each For Unauthorised Electrical Work

Friday, 19 June 2020, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In separate hearings held at the North Shore District Court, two unregistered persons from Auckland have been sentenced for carrying out unauthorised prescribed electrical work (PEW). Naveen Kumaran and Duncan Bennett were fined $6,750 and $7,650 respectively ... More >>

Unlicensed Builder Sentenced For Forging Documents

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An unlicensed builder who created false documentation in relation to 34 properties was convicted and ordered to undertake 300 hours of community work for his fraudulent offending when sentenced at the Dunedin District Court earlier this week. Ian Fletcher ... More >>

Help For DIY’ers Wanting To Understand The Building Code

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 12:48 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A series of online learning modules has been developed to help people better understand the Building Code and how it works, says Dave Robson, Manager of Building Performance and Engineering at MBIE. “The Government has just made it easier for homeowners ... More >>

Fraudulent Roofing Contractor Sam Oliver Spence Imprisoned For Breaches Of Company & Insolvency Laws

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 10:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

On 5 May 2020, Sam Oliver Spence, a roofing contractor who operated predominantly in the Auckland region, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court to five years and six months imprisonment on 11 charges filed under the Companies Act 1993 and ... More >>

Public To Be Able To Access Essential Goods During Shutdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 4:39 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued the following statement today: The Government has decided that the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers will be allowed - in recognition of the need for people to ... More >>

Waikato Berry Grower To Pay $76K For Labour Law Breaches

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Olde Berry Farm Limited and its director were ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $76,532 for employment law breaches uncovered by the Labour Inspectorate. The business was ordered to pay $50,000 in penalties and $16,532 in ... More >>

Advice On Tenants Moving Properties During COVID-19 Lockdown

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

“If parties must move in extreme circumstances, they must exercise extreme caution, follow Ministry of Health guidelines and follow the Alert System when moving,” says Tenancy Services Information and Education Manager Jennifer Sykes. “If parties ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Fuel Market Competition

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 9:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government has commenced consultation on regulations for a Fuel Industry Bill which will make changes to ensure New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. Last month the Government responded to the Commerce Commission’s fuel market ... More >>

Grower Failures Undermining Horticulture Industry Efforts

Monday, 16 March 2020, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment and immigration breaches found in Hastings and Pukekohe during a proactive investigation into horticulture work conditions have alarmed Labour Inspectors and Immigration Officers. The Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand (both part ... More >>

‘Unaware’ Boarding House Landlords Need To Check The Law

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 9:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Landlords of rental properties where tenants have individual tenancy agreements to rent single rooms, and which also provide shared facilities such as a bathroom or kitchen to six people or more, are operating a boarding house but may not be aware ... More >>

Failure To Meet Minimum Requirements Costs Tauranga Property Management Company $16,417.12

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 3:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT) has successfully taken a Tauranga property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal, sending a strong message to landlords about the importance of meeting their minimum legal requirements. ... More >>

Coronavirus – All Information For Businesses In One Place

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Business.govt.nz , part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has sourced information from 15 government departments so businesses can access all they need to know about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in one place . Business.govt.nz ... More >>

Proposed Improvements To Building Code

Monday, 17 February 2020, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation has opened on proposed amendments to the Building Code, which focus on fire safety requirements, surface water drainage and waterproofing in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ... More >>

Jobs Online Quarterly report for December 2019

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online advertisements fell by 0.3 per cent in the December 2019 quarter, after a 0.7 per cent decrease in the September 2019 quarter. Among the nine industry groups, the Hospitality industry had growth in all regions, with strongest growth in the ... More >>

Consultation opens on FMA funding and levies

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 3:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation has opened on funding options and levies to enable the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to regulate the new financial advice regime and respond to cost pressures within its current remit. More >>

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961. Today in the Christchurch District Court, Rodney ... More >>

Employer held to task again, after exploiting workers

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Hawke’s Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), this time for breaches against migrant employees in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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