Asparagus boss fined for employment failures

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A labour hire company working on asparagus farms in the Waikato must pay $58,818.02 after being caught twice by the Labour Inspectorate failing to keep employment records.

BBS Horticulture Limited was penalised $57,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failing to retain employment agreements, or keep records of wage, time, holiday or leave, and ordered to pay $1818.02 in arrears to former employees.

The company has a history of non-compliance, with the Inspectorate first visiting BBS in November 2013 and discovering many employees were working in breach of their visa conditions, and without records of employment.

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