The Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system that will affect employer wanting to recruit temporary foreign workers. The changes aim to improve the temporary work visa system by ensuring that foreign workers are only recruited for genuine shortages, while also providing incentives for employers to employ and train more New Zealanders.
A business owner has been prosecuted and fined $10,800 plus costs in Wellington District Court for permitting an unsupervised trainee electrician to carry out prescribed electrical work for homeowners who purchased Groupon vouchers for the work.
Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector. The changes, proposed by industry and largely supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively.