ARE DAIRY FARM­ERS BREAK­ING THE LAW? from p13

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY -

shock to learn that the prac­tice of sea­sonal av­er­ag­ing in the agri­cul­tural sec­tor is not law­ful but it is a les­son worth learn­ing ear­lier rather than later, as any en­force­ment ac­tion taken for breaches of em­ploy­ment law, with non-com­pli­ance, in­duces fines of up to $10,000 for an in­di­vid­ual and $20,000 for a com­pany.

It is cer­tainly worth dou­ble check­ing that your wage records are com­pli­ant for all em­ploy­ees.

Emma Miles is a so­lic­i­tor at Lewis’ in Cam­bridge, spe­cial­is­ing in Em­ploy­ment and Fam­ily Law.

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