Employment Law Services For Employers

Extensive experience advising & representing employers from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.

BuckettLaw has extensive experience advising and representing employers from a range of industries and backgrounds across New Zealand. We have a proven track record in providing sage advice and strong and successful representation in employment disputes.

Whether you are a small, medium or large business, BuckettLaw can assist with your employment relations requirements.

Employment Lawyers

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Our team of employment lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for clients, providing an efficient and cost-effective service.

Help for Employers...

Personal Grievance

Employees have the right to operate in a safe workplace & be treated fairly and to raise a Personal Grievance if this doesn’t happen . Our team can guide you through the process and offer frank and clear advice.

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Despite all endeavours to solve employment problems directly between employer and employee, sometimes it just isn’t possible. That’s where we come in.

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Restructuring & Redundancy

If your role is at risk of disestablishment or redundancy, it is important that you know where you stand and that you are being treated fairly and that your employer is acting in good faith.

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Performance Management & PIP

Managing underperforming employees can be time-consuming, costly for your business and a risk to your reputation. It is important to have a well structure plan before starting the process.

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Disciplinary Process

When there is a potential breach of policy or agreement by the employee, disciplinary action may be required, up to and including dismissal. Don’t let procedural mis-steps trip you up.

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A good investigation should be planned to understand the scope of the incident and the terms of reference defined at the outset, to guide the investigation.  We can assist in providing discreet, cost effective and confidential workplace investigations.

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Employment Sgreements & Policy

Having robust employment agreements and employment policies clearly set out the expectations of both employer and employee.  Let us make sure your agreements and policies are crystal clear.

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90-Day Trial Periods

This sounds like a relatively straightforward sounding clause but with an inappropriate or incorrect application can cause a myriad of issues. Talk to us first and using a 90-day trial.

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Health & Safety

Providing a safe workplace forms a cornerstone of the employer obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2005.  Let us take the headache out of Health & Safety for you.

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Wherever you are in New Zealand
- we can assist.

Providing timely and expert legal advice since 1998

Word on the street

Views from some of the employers we have worked with

Having worked with Barbara and the team at BuckettLaw for nearly 20 years I cannot speak more highly of them. Their professional integrity and experience shows through in everything they provide and support us with. They are not afraid to tell it like it is, simple and direct, which is the best counsel you can ask for. With us based in Auckland and them in Wellington the distance has never been an issue as BuckettLaw is a true partner in our business.

Chris ChongECD & CEO, RedCactus Design

Your experience with Courts other than the Environment Court gave you a wider view and an ability to anticipate key legal principles that were not available under the Resource Management Act 1991. In our opinion, one of your strengths is to look beyond the law and suggest alternative solutions, where appropriate.

David WillettsSenior Associate, Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd

We have been impressed by the candid advice and assistance we receive from Barbara Buckett. Barbara's understanding of our industry and the need for practical, considered solutions is most refreshing; La Cloche is proud to be associated with BuckettLaw.

Francois FebvreManaging Director, La Cloche

We were most impressed by the advice and assistance recently given to us to settle a dispute between our company and the union. The advice we received was sound, professional and extremely beneficial to the company. It was apparent that the advice was based on extensive experience and knowledge of employment law and practice.

Keith PybusCEO Fast Cat Ferries Limited

BuckettLaw are life savers. They were so engaged with us and bent over backwards to help us in any way they could. They really made us feel like we were their only client. There is no doubt we are in the hands of experts! I will continue to consult them for all of my employment advice.

Mary LaineLux Light Festival

We have been using Barbara Buckett for employment issues for 10 years now and have been very satisfied with what she has done on our behalf. We would recommend her to anyone that is in need of assistance with any employment issues.

Carissa WiffenCentral City Chemdry