Waikato Company & Director To Pay $37,500 For Employment Breaches

A Waikato company has been ordered to pay $25,000, and similarly its sole director has been ordered to pay $12,500 by the ERA for exploiting six staff underpaid by more than $17,300.

A Labour Inspectorate investigation found Jagran Property Services Limited (Jagran), owned by Mr Jagendra Prasad, failed to pay minimum wage and holiday pay, keep accurate records and charged an employee a premium to have a work visa. Jagran operates a Crew Care Commercial Cleaning and Green Acres Mobile Care Valet in the Waikato and differing employment breaches were found across six of Jagran’s employees.

MBIE encourages anyone who has information or is concerned about minimum standards or visa conditions not being met to phone the Ministry’s service centre handled in a confidential manner on 0800 20 90 20.