Berry grower fined over employment breaches

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

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.

This article was originally published on RNZ and re-published with permission.

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