The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a claim for unpaid wages and holiday pay and ordered an employer to pay wages and holiday pay owed to the former employee. The Authority also ordered that if the company was unable to pay the money, the director was personally liable to pay.

The employee had been employed for 9 months before they resigned to pursue another role. The employer failed to pay the employee their final week of wages and holiday pay. The Authority decided the director of the company was a person involved in the debt as they were the sole director and shareholder of the company, accepted timesheets and organised the wage payments.

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Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer
Wellington


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