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Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme Opens To Travel Agencies And Wholesalers

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From today, travel agents and wholesalers can make applications to the Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme established to support New Zealanders to get back money they are owed from cancelled overseas travel plans caused by COVID-19. The travel ... More >>

Grower To Pay $50K In Owed Pay To Workers

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:03 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Canterbury horticulture employer Christopher Gray, trading as Motukarara Asparagus, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to repay nearly $50,000 for unlawful deductions, minimum wage arrears, and holiday pay entitlements for 13 ... More >>

Employers Warned Against Charging Recruitment Costs To Their Workers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate reminds employers that charging workers for recruitment-related costs is illegal. This follows a case brought to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), by the Labour Inspectorate against four Christchurch grocery stores. Metromart ... More >>

Home Detention, Community Work And Fine For Company Director Providing Unlicensed Immigration Advice

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:46 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland man has been fined and sentenced to six months home detention and 200 hours community work, and his company fined and ordered to repay victims for providing immigration advice without being licensed or exempt, and asking for or receiving ... More >>

KiwiSaver Default Provider RFP Opens

Friday, 2 October 2020, 1:40 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government has today released the Request for Proposals (RFP) to appoint the next set of KiwiSaver default providers. “The current nine default providers were appointed in 2014, and the tender process will help determine the next set of providers ... More >>

Auckland Restaurant To Pay Nearly $50,000 For Exploiting Migrant Worker

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 11:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland restaurant and its owners have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay nearly $50,000 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to a migrant worker. Dansan Investments Limited, which operates as Saaj Indian Cuisine in Auckland, ... More >>

Absconding Incident At Managed Isolation Facility, 16 September

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 12:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Statement from Air Commodore Darryn Webb, Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Yesterday at 11pm a returnee staying at the managed isolation facility at the Sudima Rotorua was reported missing from their room. An immediate search began and the person ... More >>

Defence Staff Boost Will Strengthen Teams Managing Isolation Facilities

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Waikato’s three Managed Isolation Facilities will receive a boost of 57 New Zealand Defence Force personnel this week in a move welcomed by local community leaders. The additional staff will mean 74 Defence Force personnel will now be serving in ... More >>

Insolvency Practitioners Register Goes Live

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 11:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The insolvency sector, creditors and the public will benefit from enhanced practising standards, with the publicly accessible Insolvency Practitioners Register that went live on 1 September. The recently enacted Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act ... More >>

Positive COVID-19 Case - Quarantine Facility Staff Member

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 1:14 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a healthcare worker who is part of the team at the Auckland Jet Park Hotel quarantine facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The person was tested on Friday morning as part of routine testing for border staff, More >>

Construction Sector Accord Part Of Consortium To Lead Construction Centre Of Vocational Excellence

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Construction Sector Accord is excited to be part of the consortium chosen to lead the Construction and Infrastructure Centre of Vocational Excellence (ConCoVE), announced today by Education Minister Chris Hipkins. CoVEs will play an important ... More >>

Event Sector Receives Support Through The Domestic Events Fund

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 9:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced today that 200 events across New Zealand are sharing a cash-injection of just under $10 million from the Domestic Events Fund. Large parts of the events industry, including the critical ... More >>

Seeking Public Feedback On The Systems That Prevent And Respond To Bullying And Harassment At Work

Monday, 31 August 2020, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) at work are complex problems, which can have significant impacts on workers, businesses, wider community, and the economy. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is inviting the public ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Reducing Carbon Emissions In Building And Construction

Monday, 31 August 2020, 11:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public consultation has opened on proposals to help reduce carbon emissions in the building and construction sector. “MBIE is asking for feedback on two documents which will start this conversation,” says General Manager Building Systems Performance ... More >>

New Associate Member Of Commerce Commission Appointed

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 10:10 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed the appointment of Vhari McWha as an associate member of the Commerce Commission. The appointment was made by the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi as ... More >>

Personal Information Breach – Auckland Managed Isolation Facility

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Megan Main, Deputy Chief Executive for Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment: Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) staff have been reminded of their privacy obligations after a list of people staying ... More >>

Operating Safely In Alert Level 2 And Alert Level 3

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is today reinforcing that most businesses can operate but that safe working practices are critical to operating within Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 3 and that businesses must self-assess what ... More >>

Landlord Ordered To Pay Following Failure To Maintain Property And Provide Insulation Statements

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Christchurch landlord Krishna Rani Saha has been ordered to pay a total of $8,515.84 by the Tenancy Tribunal as a result of 36 applications brought forward by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT). The Tenancy Tribunal found Ms ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Establishing A Consumer Data Right

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:00 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a discussion document on options for establishing a consumer data right that would better meet the needs of consumers and allow them to harness the power of their data. Hamish ... More >>

Rapid Mobilisation Playbook To Support Fast-tracking Of Construction Projects

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 3:02 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects, says Carolyn Tremain, MBIE Chief Executive and Functional Leader for Government procurement. The Playbook has been developed ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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