I would like to know if lawyers have access to finding out owners of a business trust. Auckland. Heaps of internet

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Customer: Hello, I would like to know if lawyers have access to finding out owners of a business trust
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Auckland
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Heaps of internet searches and sesrched nz companies office, no access to PPSR
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Customer: I want to know if they ability to search what I want to know
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A business trust is held in the names of the trustees. Often the trustees are also beneficiaries of the trust, but the trust deed is a private document and cannot be searched. The deed will say who the beneficiaries are, but that information is not searchable. If you tell me more about what you have I may be able to help but I won’t have access to the trust deed
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Hi Chris, thanks for getting g back to me. To cut a long story short, I have been forced to use my annual leave during the covid19 lockdown. My current employer is trying to disestablish my role and work through his redundancy proposal. He has stated on several ocassions via email that the company is ineligible to apply for the wage subsidy. However, he is retaining 4 other employees, I believe he has applied for the subsidy under the business trust name was listed on MSD website, hence my enquiry. I have recieved a stupid residency proposal which states nothing pertaining to me so what is there to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you, cheers
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Sorry autocorrect, residency should be redundancy
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If he has applied for the wage subsidy under the name of a business trust, then you should contact MSD and tell them that you think he has applied under the name of another entity to avoid paying you. Normally I would be careful about complaining about an employer, but it seems that he is trying to get rid of you anyway. It wouldn't be possible to get the details of the family trust but certainly by telling MSD that he has a company and a trust, they may investigate, and they would be able to find out more about the trust. There isn't any particular entitlement to a redundancy payment unfortunately, unless there is something specific in your employment contract. Normally the employer should be expected to pay something like four weeks pay and if you have been there for many years, normally up to 2 to 3 months pay

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Thanks Chris, it is Pare Cribb here, Oma Heitia's daughter. Thanks for tour advise, I was lucky to have you answer my query. Cheers Pare
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