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Labor & Employment Law

With a global footprint, we can service your labor and employment advice needs wherever your operations may be, and whatever your line of business. Our lawyers can help you to steer a safe course through the issues, from the smallest day-to-day local queries to the largest international restructurings, negotiations and disputes.

The Labor & Employment Practice Group is one of the largest global labor and employment practices in the world with lawyers located in offices throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, the US and Latin America.  We operate as a cohesive whole, mirroring the “one-firm firm” approach of our firm as we aim to support our clients across as many jurisdictions as they need, applying a consistent quality management regime and procuring the highest levels of coordination.

Why Choose Us

Astute and Authoritative Lawyers

Many of our labor and employment lawyers (as well as also those in the wider service team) are recognized leaders in this field. We put particular emphasis on training to be technical experts, including cross-border training. Many are leading commentators on labor and employment developments in their respective countries’ news and media.

Personalized Client Service

You can rely on a premium level of service, with lawyers available around the clock, seven days a week. Our offices have innovative tools and initiatives, and provide training, seminars, labor and employment updates and networking events. In some offices, we have an HR consultancy, HR Plus, which can work alongside our lawyers to support your business.

Seamless Cross-Border Service

Our ability to deliver a “one-stop shop” service is founded on the connectivity and interaction between our labor and employment lawyers. We specialize and excel in project managing and running cross-border assignments and cases.

We have significant experience advising and representing clients of all sizes and in all sectors, from startup businesses to multinationals with diverse operating divisions across the world. We cover the full range of labor and employment issues. These include:

  • Employment documentation (contracts and policies) and recruitment issues
  • Changing terms and conditions, incentive plans
  • Restructuring, reductions in force, outsourcing
  • Employment aspects of acquisitions and sales of companies and businesses
  • Discrimination: prevention and litigation
  • Works councils and trade unions
  • Employee severance
  • All employment litigation (unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims)
  • Restrictive covenants, confidentiality, breach of fiduciary duty
  • Business immigration

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The Workforce WorldView Podcast from Squire Patton Boggs is a series in which we discuss the very latest in global Labor, Employment and Business Immigration Law.

The episodes are intended to inform and educate in a convenient format for busy HR professionals around the world. With speakers from our own Labor & Employment lawyers, we will provide unique global insights into practical and legal HR issues relevant to employers everywhere.

Find out more and listen to our Workforce WorldView podcast.

  • Legal Technology Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2018.