Just before Christmas, last year, the Auckland District Court sentenced an Auckland employer for breaches of the Immigration Act. The employer was personally fined $10,000. She also had to pay a fine of $5,000 to her employees. Her company was fined separately.
This prosecution is part of Immigration New Zealand’s and the Labour Inspectorate’s renewed focus on pursuing employers who breach immigration and employment laws. We are sure there are other prosecutions in the pipeline.