Auckland Chamber launches service to ensure employers meet wage regulations

If you have experienced or witnessed racism in New Zealand, you are invited to share your stories and your hopes on a new website.

Anyone who believes they have been underpaid, has had their passport confiscated or wants to clarify their employment conditions can register confidentially on a new website:

www.paychecknz.co.nz

"We will investigate the situation in complete confidence,” said Auckland Chamber Chief Executive Michael Barnett.

He stressed that the Chamber has not been anti-employer in setting up the service, which launched in January. “But we don’t want the vast majority of good employers to be branded by the minority.”

Through other services, the Chamber has successfully assisted many hundreds of migrants and young people who leave school without qualifications into employment. “Many are vulnerable people who can easily be taken advantage of.”

The site is of use to migrants who are employers and wish to use the service to familiarise themselves with New Zealand’s wage regulations, said Mr Barnett.