NZ Herald – Labour Inspectorate rules Gloriavale members cannot be considered employees

NZ Herald – Labour Inspectorate rules Gloriavale members cannot be considered employees

Kurt Bayer – NZ Herald – 23/074/2021 The Labour Inspectorate has found that the members of the Gloriavale Christian community on the South Island’s West Coast cannot currently be considered employees under New Zealand legislation. It means that the Inspectorate has no jurisdiction and “will not undertake further investigation or enforcement action at this point”, […]
TVNZ 1 News – Investigation into Gloriavale working conditions dropped

TVNZ 1 News – Investigation into Gloriavale working conditions dropped

1 News – 23/07/2021 No further investigation or enforcement action is being taken into allegations of Gloriavale members being overworked after the Labour Inspectorate has found community members were not considered employees under New Zealand legislation. National Manager Labour Inspectorate Stu Lumsden conducted an inquiry into the employment status of people living and working at […]
Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Kaysha Brownlie – Newshub – 23/07/2021 [Video can be viewed in article link]. A group of former followers believes it and current Gloriavale residents have been exploited – but the Ministry says other agencies will have to investigate. Gloriavale members are hard at work – but they’re not employees, according to a report commissioned by […]
Stuff – Disappointment at Labour Inspectorate ruling that Gloriavale’s volunteer workforce are not employees

Stuff – Disappointment at Labour Inspectorate ruling that Gloriavale’s volunteer workforce are not employees

By Amanda Cropp – Stuff – 23/07/2021 An investigation by the Labour Inspectorate has concluded members of the Gloriavale Christian community cannot be classed as employees. In a statement released on Friday, the inspectorate said the finding meant it had no jurisdiction over the West Coast community and would take no further investigation or enforcement […]