Actions to recover wages or holiday pay, etc

228 Actions by Labour Inspector

(1)

A Labour Inspector may commence an action on behalf of an employee to recover any wages or holiday pay or other money payable by an employer to that employee under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 or the Holidays Act 2003.

(2)

If a Labour Inspector commences an action under subsection (1), the Labour Inspector must not issue an improvement notice under section 223D or serve a demand notice under section 224 in respect of the same wages or holiday pay or other money.

(3)

Sections 131 and 132 apply, with the necessary modifications, to actions commenced under subsection (1).

Section 228(1): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 31 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 9).

Section 228(1): amended, on 1 April 2004, by section 91(2) of the Holidays Act 2003 (2003 No 129).

Section 228(2): substituted, on 1 April 2011, by section 38 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).