Employment

Our employment practices team serves clients ranging from small companies to global employers, in all manner of employment, occupational health and safety and labour relations related services.

Examples

  • Liaising with trade unions in major restructuring projects related to liberalization of railway and electricity markets
  • Representing a board member of one of the biggest Latvian retail companies in employment and corporate commercial dispute with the company
  • Localization of employment agreements for international clients
  • Coordination of legalization of standard employment agreements of Latvian companies having foreign subsidiaries
  • Multiple cases of successfully serving as negotiator between client and claimant regarding unjust dismissal claims, resulting in out of court settlement averting risk of protracted expensive litigation for client
  • Successfully advising client on bulk transfer of employees upon business acquisition
  • Advising hotel chain on hotel manager contracts and representing same in collective bargaining with union

Services

  • Employment contract negotiation and drafting
  • Management contract severance
  • Employer policy development
  • Termination strategies, management of employee termination process to minimize employer risk
  • Drafting settlement agreements
  • Restrictive covenants, competition restriction issues
  • Union, collective bargaining and collective agreement issues
  • Restructuring
  • Outsourcing
  • Retention policy development
  • Collective redundancies
  • Human Rights and discrimination claims
  • Conducting in-house employment agreement compliance audits
  • Occupational health and safety compliance, and related dispute resolution

Main Contacts