Human resources are key to business entities, especially to the knowledge industry. Effective handling of resources by complying with the applicable employment laws and maintaining conducive employee relations assume prime importance for Human Resource Heads and the rest of management. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of employment laws and employment practices in India, having advised both the traditional and technology industry.
We advise on complex and sensitive employment issues, helping our corporate clients astutely manage legal risks. Indian employment laws are complex and oftentimes do not align with the work practices of the tech industry. Hence, our clients take our guidance to effectively manage compliance. This includes efficient structuring of salary components to be compliant with employment laws.
We provide business-oriented advice on employment contracts and employee policies including ethics policies. We also advise on workplace diversity matters including drafting policies on emerging areas such as employing persons with disabilities and transgender persons, among others. For mandatory Internal Complaints Committees under Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace (POSH) law, we provide guidance on creating a POSH policy, training, and advisory services.
On employee relations, we advise on handling legal issues relating to employee lifecycle matters; from hire-to-retire such as workforce reduction (WFR) or reduction in workforce (RIF), non-performance or misconduct separations, merger and demerger transfers, non-compete, garden leave, workplace harassment investigations, and related corporate actions for ensuring least risk to employers. Our employment law advice is aimed at minimizing risks and costs to our clients while efficiently handling complex employment law matters.
We also routinely advise corporate clients to respond to legal notices from employee’s counsel and represent them in disputes.