employment law

Dinner-time ‘raids’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown food operator’s outraged 12 ‘‘heavyhanded’’ Immigration New Zealand officials simultaneously raided four of his outlets this week, only to find his foreign staff all had valid visas. Organic Thai takeaway owner James Porteous says the agents,...

Baby bumped

Women being fired for getting pregnant is Queenstown's "dirty little secret", a local employment advocate claims. David Buckingham has worked on half-a-dozen cases over the last 12 months where, he says, on hearing a staff member's pregnant, bosses put the...
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