After falling into receivership in July, New Zealand’s branch of Wagamama was left owing employees thousands of unpaid wages, holiday pay, and bonuses. Now, the franchise owner in the United Kingdom has agreed to pay employees back some of what they were owed, totalling around $30,000.

This has come after months of appeals from the workers left stranded, who were abruptly told that they no longer had jobs in July. Although this is a small win for the unpaid employees, it highlights some of the darker parts of the wage theft laws in New Zealand.