Service station ordered to pay $250k for mistreating workers

A BP station owner in Hastings has been ordered to pay $252,000 to two former staff who were not paid the minimum wage or holiday pay, and made to sleep on the floor of accomodation they were forced to rent.

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Jag Rawat was sentenced to five months home detention in March last year after pleading guilty to falsifying immigration documents and misleading Immigration New Zealand.

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Labour Inspectorate regional manager Loua Ward says the ex-employees had wages unlawfully deducted by Mr Rawat and at times worked 16-hour shifts that were not recorded.