COVID-19 – WAGE SUBSIDY EXTENSION CONSIDERATIONS

19 May 2020 – Wage Subsidy Extension - Considerations Last week the government announced an 8 week extension to the wage subsidy scheme, which will be available from 10 June 2020 until 1 September 2020. Eligible employers will need to reapply through Work and Income once their current 12-week subsidy has come to an end. [...]

COVID-19 – THE FURLOUGH PROSPECT

Updated 21 May 2020 – To furlough or not to furlough As redundancies become the next anticipated COVID-19 employment surge, keeping staff on extended leave to avoid redundancy may be a fairer and more commercially savvy option. Is furloughing better for job retention than the wage subsidy? Buckettlaw is currently experiencing a surge in redundancy [...]

COVID-19 – EMPLOYEE VS. CONTRACTOR

14 May 2020 – COVID-19 Employee or Contractor? Employers versus independent contractors case (Parcel express and Mr Leota) opens the floodgates. A well-timed Employment Court decision confirms that courier drivers are employees and not independent contractors. Whilst the Court said the case was confined to the facts the case will have serious consequences for the [...]
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although BuckettLaw is based in Wellington City, it services clients throughout New Zealand, with a focus on servicing employees and organisations in certain regions.

Wellington City.
Porirua City & wider North Wellington Area.
Kapiti Coast (Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati & Otaki ).
Lower Hutt & Upper Hutt.
Masterton City & wider Wairarapa Region.
Palmerston North City & wider Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Hawkes Bay (Napier, Hasting & Havelock North).
New Plymouth & wider Taranaki Region.
Hamilton, Taupo & wider Waikato Region.
Tauranga, Rotorua & wider Bay of Plenty Region.
Gisborne.
Auckland.

Nelson City & wider Nelson-Tasman Regions.
Blenheim & wider Marlborough Region.
Christchurch.

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Located in the heart of Wellington City, BuckettLaw services clients nationwide, with a strong presence in certain regions. If you are unsure whether you need an employment lawyer, or want a preliminary discussion on your employment issue, get in touch with one of our employment lawyers right away.
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Physical Address:
1/309 Willis Street
Te Aro, Wellington

Postal Address:
PO Box 6137
Marion Square, Wellington 6141

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