The former chief executive of Kiwi tech firm Motim Technologies has been awarded more than $120,000 by the Employment Relations Authority.
Andrew Plimmer spent more than a decade as chief executive of Motim, which developed augmented reality products for smartphones.
The business, majority-owned by start-up investor Powerhouse Ventures, was sold to an American business last year.
Plimmer, also a shareholder in Motim, was against the deal and resigned shortly afterward.
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The tech boss, who earned $195,000 a year, was owed $52,587 in salary arrears when he left Motim. He had foregone a salary for some time in order to help Motim's cash flow situation.
After issuing High Court action he was paid $15,000 and launched proceedings in the ERA to recover the rest as well as $128,000 worth of outstanding annual leave.
ERA member Eleanor Robinson awarded Plimmer $35,083 in salary arrears and $85,725 of holiday pay.
Robinson also believed it was appropriate for Motim to shoulder an $8000 a penalty over the holiday pay issue.
However, she reduced it to $4000 to take into account the company's "precarious financial situation".
Plimmer will get 15 per cent of that amount and the Crown the rest.
Robinson also awarded Plimmer $3000 in costs.