The Employment Relations Authority has penalised an employer $16,000 for failure to keep proper wage and time records, failing to pay minimum wages, failing to provide employment agreements and making unlawful deductions.

The starting point for the penalty was assessed at $56,000 but reduced due to the employer’s poor financial situation and inability to pay.  In addition the employer was ordered to pay $5,000 unpaid wages and holiday pay.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer