Seasonal Workers take Employer to Court - News Summed Up

Seasonal Workers take Employer to Court


An Employment Court case brought by migrant seasonal workers Lyn Soapi (left), Danny Lau and Mary Lau could benefit all RSE workers and other minimum wage earners. Source: nzherald.co.nzA group of Solomon Islanders in New Zealand for seasonal work are taking an employer to court over hours worked and deductions to their wages for things like wet weather gear and travel costs. The case has the potential to set a precedent not only for all workers employed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme but for others on minimum wages. In light of how high the legal stakes are, the Employment Court has ruled it will hear the case directly - skipping an investigation that would normally first be carried out by the Employment Relations Authority. Each could result in employees' earnings being reduced to below the minimum wage.


Source: New Zealand Herald July 04, 2022 00:24 UTC



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