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Nurses strike going ahead tomorrow after negotiations fail today

Nurses will go ahead with plans to strike tomorrow after negotiations failed to resolve the pay dispute.<p>The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation …

New Zealand

Worksafe moves on law firms following Russell McVeagh saga

But one barrister reckons there’s enough in the Bazley report for prosecutions by the regulator. <b>Watch Grant Walker's interview with Worksafe's Simon</b> …

Health and Safety

Inland Revenue asked to 'check again' by Revenue Minister Stuart Nash that worker contracts are legal

Ben Chipping, 27, said last month that Inland Revenue's outsourced contact centre staff had not been left in doubt where there they stood - which was …

New Zealand

Worker awarded more than $21,000 for botched dismissal

The Employment Relations Authority found that while the Gateway Trust acted fairly on one level, it failed on others during a restructuring after new …

Rotorua worker feared 'he was going to lose his hand' after lathe accident at Hume Pine

A Rotorua timber business fined $48,000 in 2015 for breaching health and safety laws could have prevented an incident that severely injured an …

Health and Safety

Two former Auckland Domino's Pizza franchise owners fined for underpaying staff

Two former Auckland Domino's Pizza franchise owners have been handed stiff penalties after being found to have underpaid staff by more than $53,000, …

Domino's Pizza

Pushpinder Sandhu lost his job after throwing ball of dough, but won back $8191

A baker unjustifiably dismissed after flicking a ball of dough at a colleague has been awarded more than $8000 by the Employment Relations …

Corruption

Japanese boat fishing in NZ waters ordered to pay $175k in wages and fines

A Japanese boat fishing in New Zealand waters will have to stump more than $97,000 in unpaid wages and a further $80,000 penalties after the …

Fishing

Rest home worker accused of sticking finger in residents' bottoms awarded $10k

Bupa Care Services has been ordered to pay a rest home nurse more than $10,000 for unjust dismissal following accusations she put her finger in two …

Codes of Conduct

IDEA Services wrongly fires employee it accused of injuring user

An IDEA Services user was put in hospital after being injured (stock photo).<p>A support worker has won a $15,000 payout from IDEA Services, after being …

Employment

Availability provisions | Duncan Cotterill | Lawyers New Zealand

While the introduction of tighter rules around availability provisions and zero hours contracts is not new, the first decision to consider this issue …

New Zealand

Talley's 'overstated' listeria risk in WorkSafe dispute

A Nelson-based seafood company has lost a legal dispute with WorkSafe in a case balancing worker safety and food safety.

Judiciary

Pak'nSave worker who described her manager as a 'bitch' wins $13k

A supermarket worker who described her boss as a "bitch" in a conversation with a colleague was unjustifiably dismissed and has won almost $13,000 in …

tea room

Auckland restaurants fined for employment breaches

1 November 2017<p>Auckland restaurants to pay nearly $200,000 for employment breaches<p>A Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered employment breaches …

New Zealand

Wendy's illegally refused staff public holiday entitlements

Businesses across New Zealand will have to re-think how they deal with public holiday entitlements before Christmas - after a potentially …

New Zealand

'What kind of employment agreement doesn't include wages?'

Pak'n Save Invercargill had previously not had collective agreements for its staff.<p>An Invercargill supermarket was willing to have staff on …

New Zealand

Former chef for Indian restaurant chain loses job while on holiday, awarded $33k

An Auckland restaurant chef has been paid $33,465 for being unjustly dismissed.<p>Babu Pandit, a former chef for Indian restaurant chain Satya, received …

South India

KFC rosters manipulated to withhold days in lieu - former managers

Former store managers at fast food chain KFC say they were told to manipulate rosters in the lead up to public holidays so the company could avoid …

Parsley error prompts police cafe payout

Cutting parsley incorrectly sparked an employment dispute at a Dunedin cafe. (File photo)<p>A Dunedin police cafe employee who chopped parsley …

Claim courier driver 'muscled out' of business in employment dispute

High St in Rangiora, North Canterbury. A courier company rejects a claim its Rangiora-Christchurch run is identical to its competitor.<p>A courier …

Auckland bus driver loses court appeal after abusing passenger

An Auckland bus driver who wanted $1 million in compensation as part of a wrongful dismissal claim has lost his court appeal.<p>Mohammad Aslam …

New Zealand

Former chef hits out at Talley's family for trying to stop him working elsewhere

Nelson's Rutherford Hotel, where Liam Claringbold worked as an executive chef.<p>A firm owned by one of New Zealand's wealthiest families has been …

Dargaville cafe worker awarded $20k after ex-boss paid him just $150 a week

Sarabjit Singh worked for Fresh Vibe cafe in Dargaville from July 2015 until April 2016.<p>A manager "left to her own devices" sent a full-time cafe …

Unfairly sacked worker awarded $17k

The former owners of a Bay of Plenty grocery store have been order to pay $17,000 dollars to a worker who was unfairly sacked.<p>In a ruling, the …

Man fired for failing to wear steel capped boots wins $9600 for unfair dismissal

Wallboard and Insulation Supplies (WIS) NZ dismissed Lefiu Matthew Naoupu for working without safety capped boots.<p>Health and safety demands them, yet …

90-day trials to be severely restricted as Labour rolls back National's employment changes

Stacey Kirk / Stuff<p>Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announce moves to restrict the use of …

New Zealand

Ninety-day trial period scrapped for most employees, as PM announces major workplace law shake-up

Jacinda Ardern has today announced a major shake up to New Zealand employment law, limiting the 90-day trial period for workers to those businesses …

Contractor fired for allegedly whistleblowing awarded almost $26,000

Richora's co-director Jerry Li has been ordered to pay his former employee $25,913 by the Employment Relations Authority.<p>A "vulnerable" employee who …

Worker told to 'f*** off' wins unfair dismissal employment case

A building apprentice told to "f*** off" from his job has been awarded just under $9000 after winning his case with the employment relations …

Compensation

Cap on seasonal employees lifted

Six hundred more immigrant workers will be allowed into New Zealand every year under the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.<p>Under the scheme, …

New Zealand