Hato Paora paid sleeping boarding staff under minimum wage

A Manawatu boarding school has been told it should be paying its staff, no matter if they are asleep or awake.

Hato Paora Trust Board, the group which runs Hato Paora College, has been told by the Employment Relations Authority it did not legally pay at least minimum wage to nine current and former employees who slept at the school’s boarding department overnight.

The amount the school underpaid the employees is not clear from the judgment, as the authority was only asked to decide if the employees were underpaid. The school and employees were to decide between them how to resolve matters. Continue reading

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