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Penalties For Employers Breaching Minimum Standards Are More Serious Than Ever

Posted on: Apr 06, 2018

With tougher sanctions and penalties of up to $20,000 for each breach imposed on business owners, employers need to be confident they are meeting their minimum statutory obligations.

In 2017 we have seen significant sanctions on employers and it seems every week the newspapers name and shame employers who have breached minimum standards. Penalties can now include pecuniary penalties of $100,000 and employers face a stand down period which will prevent them from employing workers on a visa.

Three60 Consult are Minimum Entitlement Specialists.

Lynn Booker, an ex MBIE Labour Inspector, leads the team who will physically review your records to ensure that your business is meeting legislative requirements.

We have named our review process a Warrant of Fitness. It is ideal for any sized business and will ensure that you:

  • Have up to date Employment Agreements that comply with current legislation.
  • Are maintaining accurate wage, time and holiday records.
  • Are paying your employees as agreed and no less than minimum wage.
  • Are correctly calculating holiday pay and providing the correct leave, including fixed term and casual employees.
  • Are correctly calculating pay for public holidays, sick leave and bereavement leave.
  • Are deducting all monies as required by Law and not making unlawful deductions.

If there is nothing to fix you will receive your “WOF” but if your business is not compliant, we will provide you with the assistance you need to ensure it is. In addition, we will make sure that you are up to date with any future changes to legislation.

 

If you would like to enquire about the WOF you can contact Lynn Booker on 09 273 8590.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer

This article, and any information contained on our website is necessarily brief and general in nature, and should not be substituted for professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters addressed.

Disclaimer

This article, and any information contained on our website is necessarily brief and general in nature, and should not be substituted for professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters addressed.

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