Posted on: Sep 14, 2012

The Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Minimum Wage Act 1983 require employers to keep records of time worked and wages paid for that time. Accordingly, employers should set up a system as required by the Acts. Note that it is an offence to fail to keep a wage and time record.

In Service and Food Workers’ Union Nga Ringa Tota Inc v Pacific Flight Catering Ltd, a penalty of $2,000 in total was imposed on employer A for deliberately failing to provide details of wages and time records to four “vulnerable” employees when requested to do so. The employees were transferring from employer A to employer B in the context of a restructure and transfer of vulnerable employees under part 6A of the Employment Relations Act.


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