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.