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The NZ industries hit hardest for labour breaches

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 06 Jan 2022

The NZ industries hit hardest for labour breaches
Labour Inspectorate national manager Stu Lumsden says it will help industry, not partner with it. (Image: Supplied).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 06 Jan 2022
Just four industries account for the bulk of infringement notices dished out by labour inspectors for breaching employment law.Investigations may have dropped off in recent years, but the regulator hasn't gone away because of covid-19, says Stu Lumsden, the head of the Labour Inspectorate, which is the employment standards regulator within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).Since 2016, an Official Information Act response from the ministry shows inspectors issued 136 infringement notices to businesses in the accommod...

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