Law & Regulation

Airline catering co. wins lockdown minimum wage suit

Victoria Young
Fri, 08 Jan 2021

Airline catering co. wins lockdown minimum wage suit
Victoria Young
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
The Employment Court has ruled against unions and in favour of business when interpreting how minimum wage rules operated during the first covid-19 lockdown.Judges Joanna Holden and Kathryn Beck ruled Gate Gourmet did not breach the Minimum Wage Act when it decided not to compensate workers who were at home and able to work, but were not called on.However, the Employment Court chief judge Christina Inglis dissented, saying the workers should have been paid.The hearing in October 2020 included submissions from NZ Council of Trade Unions and...

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