Ius Laboris provides expert guidance to employers on their obligations towards employees in all respects.
Individual employment contracts
The employment contract of each individual is their starting point – and vitally important to get right. We offer advice on terms and conditions and on any unusual or tricky areas, such as non-competition clauses. The better the employment relationship is set up, the better the chances it will continue and thrive.
We provide legal advice on the full range of employment issues relating to individuals. Here is just some of what we advise on:
- Individual employment contracts
- Special contractual issues, such as non-compete clauses
- Employment policies and staff handbooks
- HR audits
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Low performance management
- Internal investigations
- Individual dismissals
Conduct, performance and complaint handing
Our clients sometimes ask our advice when an employee is not performing well enough, or if they suspect wrongdoing by the employee. In a similar vein, there are times when an employee might want to complain or report an issue. In all these situations, there need to be solid policies and procedures in place so that whatever decisions are made are fair, reasoned and justifiable. We advise on workplace policies and strive to ensure they are up to the job - whatever situation arises.
In many jurisdictions, general dissatisfaction with performance is not enough to fulfil the legal requirements for dismissal. But what amounts to ‘just cause’ varies from country to country, which is why it’s important for multinationals to partner with lawyers who can navigate this. Our legal experts, from over 50 countries, can help you understand each system’s procedures and protections against dismissal. This includes managing prior warnings and notice periods, gathering evidence about performance, seeking administrative approvals and managing the legal impact of carrying out a dismissal. We work with clients towards to best outcome – but if it comes to it, we can advise on fair termination and can assist in negotiating terms and settlements, including with the employee’s union.