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Cyclone and flood recovery support and initiatives

Cyclone Gabrielle continues to impact the Hawke’s Bay and the effects will be long-lasting.

Critical infrastructure repairs are a top priority, but the damage wrought by the cyclone is not just physical – the mental health and wellbeing of business owners, employees and the broader community cannot be understated.

Employer Bulletin | 27 November

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On Friday 17 November, a 53-year-old Auckland business owner was charged with one count of Exploitation, after a 4-month investigation, conducted by Immigration’s investigations unit, found they were involved in migrant exploitation involving 3 migrants. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment and/or a $100,000 fine and more charges are likely. 

Immigration National Manager Investigations, Stephen Greathead, stated that no form of exploitation is acceptable in New Zealand and we encourage anyone who thinks they, or someone else, is being exploited in the workplace to contact them.

In today’s Bulletin

  • Further humanitarian support for Gaza, the West Bank and Israel
  • New Zealand welcomes European Parliament vote on the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement
  • Auckland bar and restaurant owner arrested in Auckland
  • Linked employer-employee data: September 2022 quarter - NZ.Stat tables
  • Revealing poll shows people see te Tiriti o Waitangi as partnership
  • One Employment Court case and four Employment Relations Authority cases 

If you have any questions, about this case or other employment relation matters, you can call the Advice Line team on 0800 800 362.

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