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Employment law

Good employee relations are a vital part of your business’s success. Eversheds Sutherland’s labor and employment practices offer an integrated and coordinated service across all jurisdictions, tailored to your needs. Wherever your you operate, we are on hand to deliver the best advice on managing your company’s most important assets – the people who make it work.

Experienced labor and employment lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland’s labor and employment practices have more than half a century of experience advising a wide range of organizations, from blue-chip FTSE and Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and owner-managed businesses. Chambers & Partners legal directory recognizes us as a team “synonymous with quality and value for money.”

We offer advice in the following areas:

  • benefits and compensation, recruitment, hiring, discipline and termination
  • model employment contracts and service agreements for separate international jurisdictions
  • all types of employment litigation including discrimination
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • day-to-day HR advice
  • employment litigation, class actions and cross-border disputes
  • acquisitions, business transfer, M&A, outsourcing (both domestic and international)
  • international secondments
  • European works councils and other international labor relations issues
  • cross-border corporate reorganization
  • employment aspects of operational reorganizations, such as redundancy
  • employment aspects of business-critical incidents, such as competition authority investigations and treatment of implicated employees
  • multi-jurisdictional compliance, global mobility and immigration issues
  • Brexit
  • personnel records and employee data privacy

Our labor and employment law experience

Our international employment and labor lawyers have extensive experience in cross-jurisdictional HR work. This includes advising:

  • a leading international supplier of recycled packaging for consumer goods on its €1.6 billion acquisition and communication with more than 12,000 employees at 110 different sites in 33 different jurisdictions
  • a global professional services provider on strategy and implementation of an employment restructuring program across 13 jurisdictions
  • a leading global investment bank on changing its remuneration and benefits structures across a number of jurisdictions
  • one of the world's largest defense companies on changing terms and conditions for its 120 most senior executives worldwide
  • a leading business services provider on the implementation of new business processes and connected creation of shared services centers to serve a number of jurisdictions
  • a global energy business on a proposed new structure for its international assignments, involving the use of a hub company in one country (not the HQ country) to employ all international assignees on a fixed-term basis
  • a European country's government department on the outsourcing of security services in its embassies in more than 25 European territories
  • a major online travel and leisure business on restructuring operations in six European jurisdictions

Contact our labor and employment team

If you would like any further information or need advice on labor and employment law, please contact our legal team.

Key contacts

Diane Gilhooley, Partner

  • Global Head of Employment, Labor and Pensions, and Global Co-Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • +44 161 831 8151
  • E-mail Diane Gilhooley

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