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Enforcement of employment standards

When: 1 April 2016

What: Changes will strengthen the enforcement of minimum employment standards, eg minimum wage and holidays entitlements. These include a new infringement notice regime, clearer record-keeping requirements, and tougher sanctions for the most serious breaches, such as exploitation.

Why: To help protect vulnerable workers and to make sure workplaces are fair and competitive.

Read more about the strengthening enforcement of employment standards (external link) on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.

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