22 Aug 2012

Compensation ordered after no pay for two years

11:47 am on 22 August 2012

An American who wasn't paid for two years while working for an Auckland health company has been awarded more than $180,000.

Howard Dell complained to the Employment Relations Authority that he was owed for 28 months of work at Primary Heart Care's Epsom clinic, where he took a job in September 2007.

Mr Dell says the only money he received in that time was $6000 after he bought $30,000 worth of equipment.

The authority has found Mr Dell is owed $186,000, based on a previously agreed salary of $80,000.

Primary Heart Care failed to turn up to the hearing, and Mr Dell has since returned to the United States.