The Employment Relations Authority has penalised the employing company and the sole director for failing to keep compliant wage and time records and holiday and leave records.  In addition the employer failed to provide the correct public holiday entitlements.

The ERA found that the breaches were as a result of negligence, rather than intentional, and that all arrears had been paid to all employees.  As the business had made a loss and ceased trading and the director’s income was modest, it reduced the penalties from a maximum of $240,000 for the company to $18,000 and from a maximum of $120,000 for the director to $9,000.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer