Dedicated practice with a focused team that advises top domestic and multinational companies on Indian labour and employment laws.
Our Labour and Employment practice is one of the most comprehensive in the country and has been the go-to resource for clients across varied sectors, including several Fortune 500 companies, who value our long-standing experience and expertise in handholding them through difficult employment situations and disputes, policy decisions and implementation, and changes in the constantly developing legislative environment. It is consistently rated as one of India’s best labour and employment practices by agencies such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IBLJ, IDEX, Asian Legal Business, Who’s Who Legal, and Asialaw.
Our employment practice is acknowledged for its attention to detail and depth of knowledge across all key aspects of engaging human capital in India, covering varied industries. It regularly works with clients in the IT/ITES, Banking and Finance, FinTech, Hospitality, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and many other sectors.
The practice regularly advises on matters of employee compensation and benefits, structuring bespoke remuneration and retention policies, compliance with social security laws, leave entitlements, wage and hour regulations, senior management hiring and exits, workforce reorganisations and right-sizing exercises, closure of businesses, diligences and employee transfers in business acquisitions, structuring varying forms of employment contracts and engagement models, arrangements with contract workers and contingent workforce, separation and exit documentation, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and policies, conducting statutory and other workplace training, disciplinary matters, trade union disputes and settlements, representation before provident fund and other regulatory authorities, immigration issues and more.
The practice is routinely involved in labour audits for clients and frequently assists with conducting disciplinary inquiries and white-collar employee investigations.
The practice is known for its abilities and expertise in matters of industrial relations and assists several significant manufacturing sector clients to navigate their union relationships, settlements, and approach towards contentious actions like closures and relocations.
The firm has built a reputation for its sexual harassment advisory practice and has worked with several clients in managing sexual harassment complaints, reviewing and creating best-practice sexual harassment policies and comprehensive guidelines for committee members.
Our Labour and Employment Practice works in close association with several significant industry bodies such as the NASSCOM, CII, USIBC, UKIBC, IFCCI, etc., and actively engages with the government on legislative developments.
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