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Spring’s Junction Café fined a second time for employment breaches 05 September 2023

Spring’s Junction Café and Motor Inn based in South Island, and its director, must pay $36,000 in penalties after breaching multiple minimum employment standards during the pandemic in 2020. The firm was penalised for similar offences in 2016.

Pay gap reporting system set to be introduced 11 August 2023

The Government has decided to move forward with developing a pay gap reporting system.

Parental leave payments to increase from 1 July 2023 19 June 2023

The Associate Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety announced today that parental leave payments will increase by 7.7 percent from 1 July 2023, to reflect the 7.7 percent rise in the average weekly earnings.

Health and Safety law change to help keep workers safer 14 June 2023

The Health and Safety at Work (Health and Safety Representatives and Committees) Amendment Act has now passed into law.

Government releases the Digital Technologies Industry Transformation Plan 15 May 2023

The Government has today released the Digital Technologies Industry Transformation Plan (ITP), to transform and grow Aotearoa New Zealand’s digital technologies sector.

Have your say on ACC occupational diseases list 05 April 2023

MBIE is seeking suggestions for additions to ACC’s list of occupational diseases – work-related injuries caused by a gradual process, disease or infection.

Nationwide workshops about NZ’s journey to low emissions 01 March 2023

Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and this will bring changes to how we all live, work and get around.

Minimum wage rising to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023 08 February 2023

The Prime Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023.

Fog cannon subsidy applications open 01 February 2023

Applications are now open for the $4,000 fog cannon subsidy for small retail businesses that want a fog cannon installed.

Unregistered Motor Vehicle Trader convicted and fined 14 December 2022

Kahn David Ratcliffe, an unregistered motor vehicle trader, was convicted last week for breaching the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA).