The Labour Inspectorate conducted an investigation into Shalini Limited's employment practices after receiving a complaint in 2017. The Employment Relations Authority ordered Shalini to pay $100,000 in penalties and $96,500 in minimum wage and holiday pay arrears to seven migrant workers. "We are deeply concerned about the trend of local liquor shops breaching employment standards, seemingly with no regard for the law," he said. Migrant Workers Association secretary Anu Kaloti said no matter how high the fines were, some employers kept reoffending - especially bottle store owners. We all know that the root cause of this exploitation where the workers' visa is attached to the employer.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 13, 2019 06:56 UTC