In a recent Employment Relations Authority case a transport company has been ordered to pay its former employee for unpaid overtime, wages, days in lieu, notice and holiday pay plus interest.  These amounted to $5,000. 

The company was also ordered to pay $5,000 compensation for the lack of any proper process in the dismissal.  All the employee got was a phone call and a text saying he was dismissed.

The ERA ordered the company to produce wage records for the employee but they failed to do so.  As a result the company was penalised a further $5,000.  Half of this is to be paid to the Crown and half to the employee.

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