| 21 January 2022

COVID-19 lockdowns: minimum wage applied despite not working, 21 January 2022

In its recent judgment, Sandhu v Gate Gourmet New Zealand Ltd [2021] NZCA 591, the Court of Appeal held that employees who did not work during New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 lockdown in March 2020, as directed by their employer, should have been paid the minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 (MWA).


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By Meilun Chen, Senior Solicitor