30 Mar 2020

Berry grower fined over employment breaches

12:33 pm on 30 March 2020

A Waikato berry grower has been ordered to pay over $76,000 for employment law breaches.

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Olde Berry Farm has been fined $50,000 and forced to pay over $16,000 in unpaid wages and holiday pay.

Its managing director, Andrew Molly, has been made personally responsible fo an additional $10,000 in penalties.

An investigation found breaches in respect of the company's 304 workers which related to poor record keeping and failure to provide workers with employment agreements.

Five employees were being paid below the minimum wage.