The Employment Relations Authority has penalised an employer $40,000 for substantial under recording of working hours.  The employer had 16 workers and under recorded the hours for each on a daily basis.  The 16 employees were short-paid $87,000 as a result.

The $40,000 penalty was imposed because of the number of breaches, size of the harm done and as a deterrent to the employer and other employers from similar actions.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer