An employer has been warned by the Employment Relations Authority to correct its employment practices after the employer was investigated by a labour inspector who found multiple employment law breaches.

The ERA told the employer to pay back over $35,000 in arrears to workers after the company failed to provide them with correct holiday pay.

The employer also failed to keep proper wage, time and holiday records and failed to provide employment agreements to many of its employees.

The employer has since paid its employees the arrears owed.

The case serves as a good reminder to employers to ensure that they are complying with the minimum standards of employment. Employment law breaches can not only have monetary effects on businesses but may also damage an employer’s business and reputation.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer