A labour hire company working on asparagus farms in the Waikato must pay over $58,000 after being caught twice by the Labour Inspectorate failing to keep employment records.
The company has a history of non-compliance, with the Inspectorate first visiting BBS in November 2013 and discovering many employees were working in breach of their visa conditions and without records of employment. When the Inspectorate conducted a follow-up audit in late 2015 and again in 2016, it was revealed BBS had disregarded their obligations and reverted back to non-compliant practices.
In addition to the $58,818.02 in penalties and arrears, BBS Horticulture Ltd is now on a 24 month stand-down period restricting their access to migrant labour.
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