The Employment Law Experts.


Addressing employment matters can be challenging. We get it. BuckettLaw has a proven track record in providing advice and representation to employees in work-related matters and prides itself on achieving positive outcomes.

BuckettLaw will ensure you understand the law as it impacts you, so you are fully informed and understand any decisions or actions you make. We recognise every client and every employment dispute is unique and we use the depth of our experience to get the right result for you.

As a specialist firm,
BuckettLaw can
ensure your case &
obtaining the right
result for you is our
number one priority.

We get it - managing employment matters can be stressful.

We assist employees from a range of different sectors and backgrounds. BuckettLaw will ensure you understand the law as it impacts you and your situation, so you are fully informed and understand any decisions or actions you make.

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits all approach, rather a tailored strategy to meet your needs and objectives.

**Please note that statutory timeframes do exist in the employment context – do not delay seeking advice as this may impact your ability to address your dispute**


Unjustified Dismissal/Termination Claims

Unjustified Disadvantage Claims

Negotiations & Mediations

Claims for Breach of Contract (Employee & Contractor)

Challenging & Defending Disciplinary Processes.

Challenging & Defending Performance Improvement Processes.

Organisational Change, Restructures & Redundancies Advice.

Defending & Challenging Medical Incapacity Processes (long term sickness).

Unfair Hiring Practices, including Discrimination.

Bullying and Harassment Issues.

Discrimination (Under the Employment Relations Act & Human Rights Act) Issues.

Sexual & Racial Harassment Issues.

Forced Early Retirement.

Health & Safety Issues.

Confidentiality & Restraints of Trade.

Flexible Working Arrangements.

90-day Trial Periods.

Absenteeism & Abandonment of Employment.

Employment Agreement Advice.

Breaches of Good Faith & Fidelity and Trust & Confidence.

Explaining Employee Statutory Entitlements.

Parental Leave.

Privacy & Human Rights Issues.

Unpaid Wages & Holiday Pay Claims.

Specialist Representation of Mid-Top Tier Management.

Specialist Representation of Corporate Officers & Directors.

Specialist Representation of State-Sector Employees (State Sector Act Experts).

Whistleblowing Advice.

ACC Claims & Reviews.

The word on the street.


Case studies.

Fagotti v Acme & Co Ltd

Fagotti v Acme & Co Ltd NZEmpC 135 BuckettLaw acted for an employee who had been unfairly dismissed from his workplace under a 90-day trial period. BuckettLaw took the case to the Employment Relations Authority, who found that the employee had been unj...

Pathways Health Ltd v Moxon

Pathways Health Ltd v Moxon NZEmpC 18 & Moxon v Pathways Health Ltd t/a Pathways NZERA Christchurch 151 BuckettLaw acted for a doctor who had received an unjustified warning at work. BuckettLaw challenged the warning in the Employment Relations Autho...


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.

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


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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.
Legal Representation & Advocacy
Workplace Conflicts and Disputes
Specialist Workplace Advice and Assistance
Mediation & Negotiation
Employment Relations Documents
Collective Negotiations & Bargaining
Disciplinary & Performance Issues
Restructures & Redundancies
Employment Investigations
Employment Law Compliance
Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination
Confidentiality & Privacy Issues
Health and Safety
HR & ER Audits & Advice
Medical Incapacity & ACC Issues
As employment law experts, we provide specialist legal advice, support and advocacy for employers and employees nationwide.
Your first email or phone contact is free.
P: +64 4 472 8600
E: reception@buckettlaw.co.nz

Physical Address:
1/309 Willis Street
Te Aro, Wellington

Postal Address:
PO Box 6137
Marion Square, Wellington 6141

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM