New Zealand Employment News

Watch: A conversation between former Prime Minister Helen Clark and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Senior management roles still dominated by white men - report

But there has been some improvement over the last year.

The man texted his boss saying he was sick. He was told to harden up.

'Harden up or no more job': Roofing firm fined for firing sick worker

The ERA ordered the company to cough up $20,000.

A Northland couple recently launched a website to help connect employers with New Zealanders looking for seasonal work.

Strawberry grower says lift in overseas worker numbers welcome, but not enough

"Other growers are in desperate, dire need."

A labour shortage is affecting many industries in the rural sector.

Rural groups welcome rule changes for overseas seasonal workers

They say it will be a big help in addressing labour shortages.

Watch: An Otago University professor says some jobs are safer than others.

Keep working, human: A robot is not coming to take your job

At least not anytime soon, according to a new report.

Watch: The gap between the living wage and the minimum wage is the smallest it's ever been.

Dunedin City Council to pay employees living wage

More than 1000 workers will benefit from the move.


The Warehouse workers win living wage fight

Seven-thousand workers will now get at least $20.50 an hour.

The repeal was announced on Tuesday.

Difficult to judge appropriate pay for MPs - employment expert

The current formula is being repealed.

Watch: The only baking company that employs people with disabilities.

The Kiwi cookie company giving people with disabilities a chance

The Cookie Project just landed a contract with New World.

Mum's job fair for household chores

'Genius' mum holds job fair for children's household chores

There were application forms, salary negotiations, and even a credit union.

Watch: The Employment Relations Minister says increasing the minimum amount of sick days is not on the Government's agenda.

Kiwi workplaces more stressed and anxious: Time to extend sick days?

The Employment Relations Minister says it's not on the Government's agenda.

Watch: Physiotherapists went on strike last year.

Canterbury pharmacists go on strike

Staff still on the job are being urged to be extra careful with patients' medicines.

The dismissal was found to be unjustified.

Worker fired for leaving early awarded $45,000

The Employment Relations Authority has released its decision.

Watch: Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni defended the number of dropouts in Mana in Mahi.

Government's youth job scheme expanded despite drop-outs

National's Louise Upston said the programme's been a "massive disappointment".

Watch: The Prime Minister said skill shortages  "may in fact hold up our ability to stimulate the economy".

PM insists economy is in 'good shape' despite skill-shortage woes

She's announced a new employment strategy aimed at boosting NZ's workforce.

Animated face and brain activity.

Say goodbye to 9-5: How robots are transforming jobs for the better

What if the perceived threat of technology is an opportunity to be more human?

Jessica Starwald.

Woman fired after missing shift due to miscarriage

She's rejected her former employer's offer of reinstatement.

Watch: Shamubeel Eaqub talks about the economy

One in three Kiwis looking to change jobs - survey

Employers are already noticing staff leaving in droves.

Labour shortages are a big issue for the horticulture industry.

Horticulture worker scheme benefits Pacific Islands by $50 million

There are now calls for the seasonal employment scheme to be expanded.

Watch: George Calombaris was filmed shoving a teenager at a sports match.

MasterChef judge dumped by tourism authority

He's admitted underpaying employees by $8 million.

Watch: Damning survey shows aged care workers are burnt out, understaffed and unable to provide adequate care

Aged care worker reveals the gruelling reality of her job

She says it's time someone stood up for the people who care for the elderly.

A man was sacked for looking after his sick triplets.

UK dad 'sacked on the spot' for taking leave to look after sick kids

The dad has three-year-old triplets, who were born prematurely.

Watch: Shamubeel Eaqub  talks about the economy on The AM Show.

Jobless jump blamed on 'rapidly deteriorating labour market'

An economist is shocked by the massive jump in people on the Jobseeker benefit.

Calling all caretakers.

How you can live your best life working on one of Australia's most stunning islands

Getting paid to live in paradise.

Watch: South Auckland Mobil station must pay $20,000 for making employees pay for stolen petrol

Employees' rights: Are you liable if someone steals from your work?

Two petrol station workers were made to pay for fuel pump drive-offs.

The number of strokes in NZ was already predicted to rise by 40 percent in the next decade.

Revealed: Why you should say no to overtime

Our long working hours may be detrimental to our health.

Businessman shouting through bullhorn at co-workers

Call for employees treated badly by bosses to retain anonymity

Naming successful litigants is having a chilling effect, unions say.

Virginia Oakly on The AM Show.

Kindy teachers want what primary teachers have got

Kindy teachers are next in line to take their pay fight to the Government.

Sheep Dyke Warden is need to help contain the island's unique seaweed-eating sheep.

Do you like sheep and are good at building stone walls?

A Scottish island is calling.

Paul Jarvie on The AM Show.

Flu season: Send sick people home, employers' group manager says

A massive number of influenza vaccines have been handed out nationally.