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Construction begins on new Hamilton freight transport hub

It's hoped to boost the area's economy and employment.

Andrew Barnes says our legislation "isn't fit for purpose".

NZ should be first to introduce 4-day working week - employer

Perpetual Guardian has made the four-day week permanent after a successful trial.

A damning review into the culture at Russell McVeagh was released in July.

Russell McVeagh partner being investigated over drunk remarks

They've been "restricted from the workplace" while an investigation is carried out.

Peter Beggs.

Antarctica NZ chief executive's employment not yet terminated

The government agency investigated Peter Beggs' conduct as CEO.

Sylvain Dhennin.

Top UK lawyer forced to pay nanny $36k after firing her for pregnancy

Saesi Muslipah was made redundant four days after announcing her pregnancy.

Watch: Unions are concerned by NZ First's 'dominance' in the Government.

Peters again denies holding up Govt announcement

A few things appear to be a "work in progress".

There are concerns Winston Peters might hijack employment law reform.

Unions worried by NZ First's 'dominance' in Govt

There are concerns Winston Peters might hijack employment law reform.

Blueprints of the proposed cage.

Amazon admits employee cage was a 'bad idea'

The cage was designed to keep employees safe in active workspaces.

Robert Reid speaks to The AM Show

Union worried about Kaitiaia's future after mill layoffs

"Kaitaia needs major manufacturing."

Watch: A report on Rhythm Ahuja.

Company director who underpaid staff is approved as an immigration adviser

A migrant representative says the move is appalling.

Girl in white bra holding one of its straps.

Woman fired for refusing to wear bra to work

She's calling it "sexist" and a "human rights issue".


Employment Minister wants to halve Māori unemployment by 2020

Māori unemployment is currently double the general figure.

Burger King has been banned from hiring migrant workers for a year.

Revealed: The New Zealand employers caught exploiting workers

MBIE releases list of employers caught out ripping off workers and rorting the law.

Watch: A CBS news report on people lying on their CV.

The biggest CV mistakes revealed

The extent to which people lie and cheat on their resumes has been exposed in a new survey.

Do checkout operators really earn the same hourly rates as teachers?

Teacher claims checkout operators paid the same, without the stress

"The hours I was working as a teacher... was absolutely crazy."

Jacinda Ardern teases big announcement upon her return

She's promising to hit the ground running when she's back from maternity leave.

bus wheel

No more long days for upset Wellington bus drivers

They'll be going home off after eight hours' work like everybody else, the union says.

builder with yellow helmet and working gloves on building site

Auckland tradie gets $22k payout after flirting accusations

He was fired for "unprofessional behaviour".

A four-day working week sounds like a dream for most, but for some lucky Kiwi employees it's become a reality.

Four-day work week trial 'very interesting' - Lees-Galloway

Employees are much happier working fewer days a week, with no loss to productivity, a trial has found.

Walter Carr and his new car

US worker given car after walking 32km to work on first day

Walter Carr's dedication to his job has paid off.