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Lengthy Legal Battle Over ERA Determination Ends In Failure For South Island Business

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 10:22 am | MBIE

In September 2022 Darren Angus, who with his wife Lyndal owns Caisteal An Ime Ltd (CAIL), trading as Akaroa Village Inn, was ordered by the ERA to pay $7,500 in penalties for refusing to provide a Labour Inspector with wages and time records; holiday and ... More >>

Are Shops Open On ANZAC Day?

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:26 pm | MBIE

Most shops will be shut on ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April, 2024) until 1pm, although there will be some exceptions. More >>

Extending The Voluntary Recalls On Serene Bathroom Heaters

Monday, 22 April 2024, 11:00 am | MBIE

After further investigations by WorkSafe’s Energy Safety team, all Serene S2068 heaters that were imported, sold or installed after 16 June 2018, regardless of serial number, are no longer able to be used, sold or installed in New Zealand. More >>

‘Character’ And Its Impact On Immigration Status

Friday, 19 April 2024, 8:30 am | MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is sounding a warning to migrants, that running foul of the law may see them leaving the country prematurely. More >>

Successful Vision Mātauranga Research Projects Announced

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 10:23 am | MBIE

16 research projects have been selected for funding through the latest round of the Government’s Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund. More >>

Owner Of Liquidated Auckland Restaurant Ordered To Pay Former Chef Almost $100,000

Monday, 15 April 2024, 10:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The former owner of an Auckland restaurant business has been heavily sanctioned by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for multiple breaches of minimum employment standards even though the business is no longer trading and was liquidated in 2022. ... More >>

Dairy Farm And Its Owner Must Pay $215,000 In Penalties After Exploiting Indonesian Workers

Monday, 8 April 2024, 12:26 pm | MBIE

Of this amount, Rural Practice Ltd was ordered to pay $145,000, and business owner Reza Abdul-Jabbar must pay $70,000. Two of the three workers will each receive $10,000 of the penalty amount. More >>

New Tools Strengthen Immigration Law Enforcement

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:24 pm | MBIE

Starting 11 April 2024 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will be able to issue infringement notices to employers with the aim of addressing lower-level immigration non-compliance and deter those who take advantage of migrant workers. More >>

Consultation Opens Proposing More Time To Comply With Plumbing Products Changes Under The Building Code

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:07 pm | MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened a consultation proposing to extend the transition period end date for the lead and dezincification plumbing product provisions published last year, from 1 September 2025 to 1 May 2026. ... More >>

Report Released Into Safety Assessments Of Boarding Houses

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its report into the proactive assessment of multi-storey boarding houses. The fire at Loafers Lodge on 16 May 2023, where five people tragically lost their lives, stresses the ... More >>

Opening For Business Or Working This Easter? Know Your Rights And Responsibilities

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 9:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities leading up to the Easter period. Labour Inspectorate Head of Compliance and Enforcement Simon Humphries says it’s important for business owners and their ... More >>

Putting The Freeze On Unsafe Bathroom Heaters – Voluntary Recalls On Serene S2068 Heaters

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:09 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Retailers are voluntarily recalling unsafe wall-mounted bathroom heaters. “The Serene S2068 heaters which were manufactured in March 2021 have a manufacturing defect which can cause harm to people or damage to property,” says Ian Caplin, Business ... More >>

Consumer Protection And The CGA

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:30 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Today marks World Consumer Rights Day, and the Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment wants to remind New Zealanders of the protections and guarantees they can expect when purchasing goods and services in New Zealand. ... More >>

MBIE Responds To Review On Accredited Employer Work Visa

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 10:43 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has accepted the findings and recommendations of the independent external review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), released today by Te Kawa Mataaho/Public ... More >>

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service Marks One Year Of Supporting Homeowners With Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases. The NZCRS provides homeowners with free, independent support to help resolve their ... More >>

Technical Specification For The Design Of New Buildings Out For Public Comment

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Standards New Zealand has today released a draft Technical Specification for Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to ... More >>

Forecast Says Building Activity To Return To Pre-COVID Levels

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published the National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 providing a projection of national building and construction activity for the six years from December 2022 to December 2028. ... More >>

Beyond The Pitch – The Enduring Benefits Of The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Friday, 2 February 2024, 8:17 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country benefitted from the government’s leverage and legacy programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. A report released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) highlights ... More >>

Exploited Migrant Employee Felt Like A Prisoner

Friday, 19 January 2024, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A young migrant worker says she felt like a “prisoner” and regretted coming to New Zealand after being seriously exploited by her Central Otago employer for almost a year. “I have never seen a jail, but I felt I was a prisoner. I was sorry ... More >>

Goal! Report Confirms FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ A Success

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An impact evaluation report released today confirms the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ delivered more than New Zealand hoped for and was hugely successful across all key measures, says Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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