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Global Employment

Understanding employment obligations and recruiting, retaining and managing the right people, has never been more critical. Our clients come to us for strategic advice, including on board-level and risk management issues, as well as for day-to-day employment and HR-related support.

With over 110 employment lawyers in 26 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the U.S., we work in partnership with clients to develop creative solutions to their workplace issues. We advise on all types of employment matters – local and cross-border, advisory and transactional, contentious and non-contentious and regulatory – and on all aspects of employment relations, industrial relations, relationship breakdowns and dispute resolution. You can read more about our local practices using the links on this page.

We are at the forefront of industry debate and market practice and supplement our expertise with critical sector knowledge, to find the right solution. We also pride ourselves on being market leaders in the use of technology to provide clients with products that deconstruct the complicated legal and regulatory hurdles across the globe, and then reconstruct them into simple and manageable reference toolkits.

News & insights

Publications: 28 MAY 2020

ESG for UK pension schemes: imminent deadlines and future changes

Pension scheme trustees are rightly focusing on key operational priorities during the current Covid-19 global health crisis – but it's important not to lose sight of a number of upcoming changes…

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Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: key risks you need to be aware of - part 1

Allen & Overy’s global employment team held a call on some of the major developments of interest concerning the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the spectrum of emerging policy and practice…

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and UK employment law: staying ahead of the key risks to your workforce

The London employment team held a call on the real-time key issues caused by the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak that organisations need to consider when managing their UK workforce.

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – hot topics from a Luxembourg law perspective

The Covid-19 coronavirus has had a significant impact on businesses across all sectors and we have received various requests for urgent advice from a Luxembourg perspective. We have decided to share a…

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Recognition

Recent experience

Employment

Employment

Setting up and maintaining a detailed employment law library and conducting offer letter and employment policy reviews for a major financial institution in over 60 jurisdictions.
Remuneration

Remuneration

Assisting multiple clients in designing and implementing global remuneration plans and related local policies, including a telecomms client on a plan roll-out in 30 jurisdictions. We continue to advise global banks, asset managers and insurers on the impact of EU remuneration rules and on operating plans and structures that are compliant from both a regulatory and local legal perspective.
HR

HR

Advising various clients on the roll-out and implementation of HR practices across their worldwide operations (and in as many as 76 jurisdictions). These range from the collection and use of diversity information to the terms for engaging atypical workers. As well as conducting surveys to identify legal and feasibility issues, we have drafted and reviewed documentation and, found pragmatic solutions to help our clients manage risk in particular jurisdictions.

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