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Employment

We provide end to end employment and labour law compliances. Our employment and labour law lawyers have advised prestigious Indian and overseas companies across sectors for drafting of employment contracts/compliances, and national collective agreements. We advise on labour law issues, structuring of stock option plans, employment of expatriates and termination of employment contracts and severances.
Our employment lawyers represent companies and their management in social security legislations related disputes with employees besides in transfer of employees and restrictive covenants in employment arrangements.
Recently, we have developed a niche practice in advising on laws on sexual harassment of women at workplace, constitution and management of Internal Complaints Committees (ICC) and assistance in conducting inquiries and proceedings.

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American Bureau of Shipping – Advised and assisted the client on matters related to payment of social security benefits to the employee, obtaining registrations with EPF authorities, setting up of gratuity and superannuation trusts, registration of trusts with Income Tax Departments etc.

Bravura Solutions India Private Limited – Provided legal opinion to the client on termination or resignation of employees for gross misconduct on the grounds of indiscipline and wilful insubordination & advised them with a strategy for removal.

Clinton Health Access Initiative  – Advised and assisted the client in conducting disciplinary inquiry against a senior employee of the client on account of misconduct and misfeasance etc. Advised the company in entering in to settlement agreement with employees. Advised the client on maternity benefit act, sexual harassment act etc.

Data Monitor – Advised and assisted the client on termination of an employee on account of misconduct, drafted the settlement agreement, severance package, etc. for the employee.

Highmark Group – Advised in preparation of employee/human resource policies like prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace, employee handbook, data privacy and protection, disciplinary policy etc., drafting of standard form employment agreement for different level of employees, drafting of job application forms, assistance in preparation of employee sensitization modules from sexual harassment perspective etc.  for their Indian subsidiary.

Institute of International Education, Inc. (IEEE) – A multinational organization and is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. We regularly advice the client on labour and employment law matters in relation to their operations in India and have advised and assisted the client in preparation of their human resource policy for India.

IQor India Services Private Limited – Opinion on whether disciplinary action should be taken against the employee for the breach of confidentiality.  Assisting the client in inquiry-proceedings and discussion with the employees.

M+V Market Development Services Private Limited – Legal opinion on enforceability of the Negative Covenants like non-compete clause and non-solicitation clause in an Employment Contracts. Review of the employment contracts on a few prospective employees of the client with their previous employer and advised the client on the issues/risks involved in hiring of such employees basis of the current position of law.

McGraw-Hill Education – Advised and assisted the client on several matters related to labor and employment laws like termination of employees, drafting various agreements concerning termination of employment, settlement agreement, severance agreement. Assisted in drafting consultancy agreement, employment agreement, secondment agreement etc. Regularly advise the client on compliance relating to social security legislation. Also, assisted the client to adhere to the requirements and steps to be taken for prevention of Sexual Harassment of women at the workplace.

N I Systems (India) private Limited – Advised the client, a subsidiary of US based Corporation on employment related issues raised from time to time including termination, appointment, and action to be taken in case of complaint received about sexual harassment.

Oxford University Press (OUP) – Advice and assist the client on labour & employment related matters on PAN India basis. Advising and assisting OUP on their ongoing litigations before the labour courts on matters relating to payment of gratuity, leave encashment, superannuation, retrenchment and dismissal etc.

  • Provided a legal opinion on judicial approach to determining the status of contract labor, under the statute governing contract labor, and differentiate individual cases of regular workers under Industrial Disputes Act, and Shop & Commercial Establishment legislations of different states, forecast possible legal implications of the removal of individual contract workers. Advising the client on its ongoing labor and employment disputes.

S&P Capital IQ (India) Private Limited – Assisted the client in the following matters:

On employment related matter in their global transaction relating to transfer of business from S&P Global to Genpact.

Transfer of employee pursuant to transfer of one department of the client to CBRE.We provided assistance in notices to be and on how to negotiate with the employees and handle their concerns to obtain satisfactory outcomes given that the issue involves transfer of employees from one location to another.

Semtech International AG – Advised on termination of employees for cause and without cause. Regularly advised to the client on employee benefits available to employer under law.

Standard & Poor’s – Assisted the client in the following matters:

  • On the issue of secondment of employees to its Joint Venture Company in India and for the review of the secondment documents. We also provided legal opinion and drafted Legal Notice with respect to termination of an employee and negotiated the settlement package.
  • Advised and assisted the subsidiaries in India on their day to day labor & employment related issues like change in terms and conditions of employment letter/agreements, change in company policies. Advised and assisted the client in implementation of their global restructuring which included the transfer of businesses, transfer of employees, retrenchment of employees etc. Advising and representing the client before courts and tribunals on labor related disputes.

TOBOC International – Advised TOBOC B2B, a subsidiary of Canada based TBC Monde Inc. on various queries related to termination, maternity benefit, and breach of employment contract. Also drafted communications for termination notice and related documents including full and final settlement letter.

Toyota Material Handling India Private Limited – Provided employment law related advice, with respect to employment agreements of employees of target companies for proposed acquisition and provided opinion on enforceability thereof.

WSP Consultants – Client is a leading service and consulting firm. We regularly advise the client on their labor and employment related matters. Recently, the client required advice on the legal implications under the governing legislations for intra-company transfer of employees from their existing roles to new roles at a lower compensation. Also, provided assistance on how to negotiate with the employees and handle their concerns to obtain satisfactory outcomes given that the issue involved altering terms of employment during the tenure. Advised and assisted the client in setting up a policy on payment of bonus in accordance with the provisions of the Payment of Bonus Act.

 

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Being an HR head, I’m used to stressful situations, but when dealing with legal issues, one really needs someone intelligent, efficient, experienced and with excellent attention to detail. We have been fortunate to find that with Singhania & Partners. Their skills and knowledge are impressive. I’d strongly recommend them in service matters.

-Vinod G. Mahria, Indian Govt. Mint

WSP India has been working with Singhania & Partners for over 6 years, and we’ve never thought of working with any other law firm. Singhania & Partners provides effective and efficient solutions to all legal issues that an entrepreneur may face.

-Jyoti Swaroop Arora, WSP Consultants

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