Our Employment & Labor team offers high-calibre advice on a full range of issues, from day-to-day employment matters to high-stakes litigation and transactional support. Our team is well connected across the world. Globally, we have over 110 Employment & Labor lawyers in 21 offices across the U.S., UK, Dubai, France, Germany and Russia, as well as a strong presence and extensive experience advising in Asia. We have a strong track record of advising major corporations across various industries and jurisdictions.
Some areas of particular focus include:
We have extensive experience advising on the full spectrum of day-to-day workplace matters such as disciplinary and conduct issues, medical absences and accommodations, performance management, employee grievances, business restructures and the implementation of redundancy programs. We are committed to understanding how our clients’ HR teams operate. We know how important it is for organizations to stay on top of the ever-changing face of employment law and have developed, and regularly provide, a variety of client training programs on topics such as union avoidance and workplace harassment.
We also have extensive experience assisting with employment matters in a regulated context in jurisdictions where a sector focus is valuable. For example, in the UK we have a strong focus in the financial services sector advising on FCA and PRA employment-related issues.
More generally, we work closely with our wider Regulatory team to ensure our advice appropriately reflects the interplay between an organization’s employment law and regulatory duties.
Our team has a strong track record of advising clients through complex investigations. Our work covers investigating employee conduct; grievances; whistleblowing; advising upon regulatory notification duties arising out of such investigations; and supporting management involved in regulatory investigations. We approach investigations with the appropriate sensitivity, independence and subject matter knowledge from both a regulatory and employment perspective. We collaborate extensively on client matters with our wider Investigations team, and clients can be confident that we will constantly react to both the employment and regulatory risks arising from the fact pattern revealed by the investigation.
A significant portion of our work involves strategic advice on complex, high-profile and high-value issues, often involving senior individuals within an organization. We understand the reputational and financial risks involved in these matters and work hard to deliver strategic solutions. This makes us the ‘go-to’ team for many large companies that require support on the most difficult and sensitive employment law issues. We have an innovative approach to dispute resolution and are regularly involved in high-profile claims. We regularly represent employers in federal, state and other national courts and tribunals, and before national and international employment authorities. Our group includes many lawyers with significant trial experience.