advising & representing
employers from a wide
range of industries
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.
Representation & Advocacy: Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court & Court of Appeal
Mediation & Negotiation
Negotiating Settlements & Exits
Enforcing Breaches of Restraints of Trade (Restrictive Covenants)
Enforcing Breaches of Contract (Employment & Contractor).
Defending Personal Grievances Claims.
Disciplinary Processes and Documentation
Theft & Misuse of Confidential Information
Hiring and Termination (Frameworks and Templates)
Performance Improvement Processes and Templates
Flexible Working Arrangements
Compliance with Privacy Act and Good Faith Information Requests
Medical Incapacity (Long Term Sickness) Processes & Advice
Employment Relations Documents: Employment and Contractor Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Organisational Policies & Procedures.
Health & Safety: Policy, Advice & Frameworks (including pandemic and emergency measures)
Organisational Change, Restructuring & Redundancies
HR & ER Advice & Organisational Audits
Policy & Procedure Documents & Processes
90-day Trial Periods
Good Faith, Trust and Confidence & Duty of Fidelity Issues
Fair and Reasonable Employer Requirements
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 proce...
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 ine...
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...
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 unio...