Employment Counseling

Latham & Watkins assists clients worldwide with employee training, force reduction, executive recruitment and severance, Affirmative Action issues, compliance reviews and copious employment issues.

In each of the countries in which Latham has offices, the firm's employment lawyers help clients avoid employment disputes by developing sensible human resource policies and managing sensitive workplace and emergency re-employment situations. Latham's team assists clients in:

  • Advising federal government contractors on affirmative-action obligations, compliance reviews, individual and class claims and preparation of affirmative-action programs
  • Advising on European “acquired rights” rules related to outsourcing and transfer of business matters, including responding to Works Councils and Union demands
  • Advising on executive recruitment and severance, including corporate governance matters
  • Assisting with reductions in force, collective dismissal and employee terminations
  • Drafting, auditing and revising employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Negotiating “social plans” in Europe
  • Planning for complex employment issues related to mergers and/or acquisitions
  • Providing advice and training on employment law issues, such as AIDS in the workplace, sexual harassment, stress claims, drug and alcohol testing, and employee privacy issues

Latham's employment lawyers regularly work together on international issues to provide clients with seamless global solutions to matters at hand.

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