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Employment & Labour Laws

Employment & Labour Laws

Adherence to labor and employment law is now-a-days one of the most important issues that all the companies have to deal with. Employment lawyers are proficient in advising clients on various rules and regulations that are mandatory to be complied with by the corporates doing business in Pakistan. SLF helps companies in protecting their business interests including their client base, confidential information and market reputation, achieving their commercial objectives and managing their workforce effectively.

Our lawyers advise clients from both Pakistan and abroad on the complex legal and regulatory structure of labor and employment law ensuring compliance with all the applicable laws and provisions. We also assist with drafting and reviewing of employment documentation and advising clients on various labor law related queries which includes transfer or termination of employees, non-compete issues and others. SLF represents companies and the management on labor and employment related litigation.

Services rendered by our law firm include

  • Advise on Employment laws, labour laws, industrial relations.
  • Advice on Disciplinary proceedings, Employees Rights, Employment and service contracts, Labour disputes and Industrial actions, safety legislation, Provident fund, statutory benefits and trade disputes.
  • Assist in complying with employment laws and labour laws.
  • Assist in implementation, monitoring and enforcement of policies dealing with sexual harassment, discrimination, employee privacy and family and medical leave.
  • Assist in wage and hour issues, collective bargaining, interpretation of work rules, grievances and industrial disputes under the labour laws.
  • Assist in compliance with labour and tax implications of cross-border movement of executive level employees.
  • Draft employment agreements, appointment letters, offer letters for consultants, termination agreements, non-competition agreements and non disclosure agreements concerning confidentiality, etc.
  • Assist in design, implement and administer all types of employee benefits and executive compensation programs and pension plan and advice on all aspects of legislative, regulatory and fiscal requirements.
  • Assist and represent our clients in disputes under employment laws relating to employment benefits, housing, group insurance (health, dental, life etc.), disability income protection, retirement benefits, social security, and other specialized benefits.
  • Assist in managing the employment effects of major corporate restructurings and transactions and provide legal advice on employment and human capital issues that occur in major merger and acquisition activities, as well as post-acquisition integrations.
  • Draft and conduct audits on trade secret protection issues.
  • Draft Employment Standing Orders and advice on Employee Provident Fund (EPF) under the Employee Provident Fund Act, Gratuity Act, etc.
  • Draft legal notices on behalf of companies as well as employees with respect to employment.
  • Represent clients in industrial relations matters such as strike, lockout, retrenchment, settlement, closure of establishment etc.; conditions of employment such as transfer, promotion, increment, industry-cum-region basis payment, bonus etc.; termination of service matters such as discharge simplicitor, dismissal by way of punishment etc.
  • Represent clients in disciplinary matters with respect to dismissal on various charges of misconduct related to duty, discipline and moral e.g. absenteeism, go slow, riotous behavior, theft, moral turpitude, loss of confidence as well as drafting show cause notices, charge sheets, conducting inquiries, advising disciplinary action etc.
  • Represent clients in Contract Labour Related such as claim of contract labour for regularization etc.
  • Represent clients in respect of claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment and whistleblower actions.
  • Draft original suits and petitions, interlocutory applications, criminal complaints, legal notices, consumer complaints and complaints relating to monopolistic and restrictive trade practices.