Redundancy issues for employers Tori McGaugh, Employment Relations Specialist, BuckettLaw Following a long 7 weeks of lockdown, two lots of Wage Subsidies and the vast changes to the employment landscape that have taken place in this time, our attention turns to recovery. The COVID-19 situation has imposed volatile conditions on businesses; meaning they have needed […]
 NZERA Wellington 54 BuckettLaw acted for the directors of a company where an employee sought to join the director’s personally to a personal grievance claim against the company. BuckettLaw successfully applied to have the directors removed from the proceedings on the basis they were not the employer and it was inappropriate to lift the [...]
AA85/01, AEA144/01 BuckettLaw acted for a Government Department and defeated a personal grievance claim where the Department had technically not followed its own procedure, but where we successfully argued the dismissal was substantively justified and inevitable.
BuckettLaw acted for the fledgling fast-ferry company Top Cat Fast Ferries when strike action was threatened as part of the wider waterfront industry show down. We assisted the company to avert a crippling strike action that would have closed the business and to successfully negotiate an agreement.
BuckettLaw acted for a printing employer in relation to the sale of the business. This was a complex situation involving large sums of redundancy compensation as the result of numerous long-serving staff. We were involved in negotiations with the relevant union advising on employment issues in relation to the sale and transfer.
BuckettLaw acted for a property company in relation to the recovery of confidential information removed by a former employee to set up business in competition. This involved the issuing of proceedings for an injunction, which saw the return of the property and a restraint on its use in competition to the company.