Retailers face prosecution over Easter trading

NZ Herald 7 May 2015
Two retailers face prosecution for breaching trading laws that require them to close their doors over Easter weekend.

Shops must close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and face a $1000 fine if they do not.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said over this year’s Easter weekend holiday period, two businesses, which were in breach of trading laws, were visited by labour inspectors on Good Friday. No businesses were visited on Easter Sunday.

Prosecutions were currently being considered for those businesses visited, MBIE said.

Over this year’s Easter weekend holiday period, MBIE received a total of 39 complaints from the public.

Of the 39 complaints received, 10 related to either a service, or sold goods, exempt under the legislation. The remaining 29 businesses would receive a warning letter.
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