The Employment Court has banned a company director from entering into any employment agreements (as an employer), being an officer of any employer or being involved in hiring any staff.  The ban is for two years.

The director had underpaid employees and failed to keep accurate wage and time records.  Employees’ timesheets were falsified to show less hours than actually worked.

The director was ordered to pay penalties of $112,800 and his companies were penalised $195,200 for breaches and ordered to pay $277,727 compensation to the employees.  How much is ever paid is in doubt as the director has left New Zealand.

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