Hill v Shand (Christchurch)  NZERA 266
In total 44 farms were visited between December 2013 and early April 2014 and 31 were found to be in breach of minimum employment rights.
Key Decision – Electrical Union 2001 Inc v Mighty River Power Ltd
Ms Balmaceda was employed by Amphibian Swimming Academy Limited (the respondent) as a swimming instructor on 10 June 2013 until she was dismissed on 15 August 2013 pursuant to a 90 day trial provision in her employment agreement. Ms Balmaceda filed a personal grievance alleging unjustified action by the respondent which caused her disadvantage. The unjustified action was the refusal to pay her wages.
Employers can agree with employees that they will pay KiwiSaver contributions on a “total remuneration” approach whereby their wages are inclusive of the employer’s contribution.