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.


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.