Increased awareness and exposure of employees has forced employers into striking an un-tipping balance between strategising, acquiring, incentivising and retaining good talent, without compromising on business growth. India has an elaborate and a complex employment law regime and our dedicated employment law practice group helps multinationals as well as domestic clients manage their workforce, by offering clear, practical and business-oriented solutions. We also assist and advise clients in managing human resources related crisis and sensitive terminations which include developing strategy and documentation for separation or exit of senior management personnel and other employees. When advising clients, we ensure that they have the benefit of our perspective on the issues at hand, both from a statutory as well as a practical and strategic perspective.

Our employment law practice group regularly advises clients on issues concerning employment, engagement of consultants, expatriate employment and secondments, executive compensation, non- compete arrangements, structuring and implementing employee stock options and incentive plans, confidentiality, intellectual property and data protection issues. We also assist clients with:

  • Legal compliance and filings required under labour legislations (including social security contributions, employee benefits including maternity benefits, statutory bonus and other liabilities).

  • Structuring and implementation of employee stock options schemes and incentive plans based on the nature of the establishment and stage of growth.

  • Whistle blower laws, labour disputes and employee claims and compensation.

  • Formulating human resource policies for decorum and behaviour, leave and vacation, prevention of bribery and corruption, data retention, cash management, hospitality, whistle blower, communication and privacy and health and safety.

  • Compliances under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

  • Drafting and negotiation (where applicable) of offer letters, appointment letters, employment agreements, termination letters, separation agreements, non-compete arrangements, no – claim/ no – due certificates, employee stock option plan and ancillary documents including employee stock option agreements, grant and vesting letters, employee transfers in the course of business transfers, confidentiality agreements, agreements for protection and assignment of intellectual property.