You may be owed some leave payments
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been working through non-compliance with some aspects of the Holidays Act 2003. The problem with some leave payments dates back to 2010. The main types of problems were:
- related to the payment of annual holidays
- the rate of payment for bereavement, alternate, sick, and statutory holidays leave.
In June 2022, we completed re-calculations of these payments in line with the Enforceable Undertakings agreed with the Labour Inspectorate. We are now trying to contact all affected former staff to advise them of any amount owed.
We will contact you if you are owed money
You must have worked for MPI between 2010 and 2021.
You will get an email or letter from us if you're owed a payment. We'll be using your last known personal email address and a physical mailing address.
The email or letter you get from us will have information about your payment and how to claim it.
What to do if you don't get a letter
There are 2 reasons why you may not have received a letter.
- You may be one of the people who are not affected by these issues.
- The address we have for you may not be your current address.
If you think you may be eligible but have not received a letter, email Payroll@mpi.govt.nz