134A Penalty for obstructing or delaying Authority investigation

(1)

Every person is liable to a penalty under this Act who, without sufficient cause, obstructs or delays an Authority investigation, including failing to attend as a party before an Authority investigation (if required).

(2)

The power to award a penalty under subsection (1) may be exercised by the Authority—

(a)

of its own motion; or

(b)

on the application of any party to the investigation.

Section 134A: inserted, on 1 April 2011, by section 17 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).