Workplace hygiene certifier owes managers more than $100,000 in wages

The Hygiene Foundation, which operates a ‘white-tick’ certification for hygienic workplaces, has been ordered to pay out $100,000 to a group of managers who were not paid wages for months.

Five employees, three on annual salaries of $100,000, all stopped working this month and took Hygiene Foundation to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) over unpaid wages, statutory holiday pay and business expenses.

Jane Bell, a regional manager and trainer on a salary of $100,000 resigned this month after she did not receive any salary payments since she was employed in May.


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