The Employment Court has upheld penalties totalling $20,000 for an employer’s repeated failures to provide wages and entitlements information to its employees and their new employer.

The employer lost a contract for food provision and its employees automatically transferred to the new provider.  Just before the transfer the employer increased the wages and entitlements of some of its employees which had the effect of putting up the new employer’s wage bill.  In a separate action the new employer successfully sued the previous employer over this action.

Half of the penalties imposed will go to the employees concerned and half to the Crown.

If you need help complying with your obligations as an employer to provide information give me a call on (04) 473 6850.