Our Labor and Employment team represents multinational and domestic companies in several economic sectors on strategic labor matters.
We act on a broad range of non-contentious and contentious matters. Our assistance includes both complex labor matters and routine queries related to human resources practices or general labor law aiming to assist the day-to-day operations of the client.
On non-contentious labor matters, we assist clients in (a) conducting of internal investigations related to labor malpractices, (b) revision of union classification, (c) drafting of memoranda regarding complex matters, such as outsourcing, salary parity, fringe benefits, succession, economic group, etc., (d) drafting of labor contracts and variable compensation schemes for executives and other high-level employees, including non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, permanence pacts, confidentiality agreements, profit sharing plans, stock options plans, phantom stock and retention bonus agreements, (e) due diligences on labor and employment liabilities and human resources practices, (f) advise on transfer of employees within Brazil and abroad and on hiring foreign employees, as well as the transfer of executives among companies of the same economic group, including immigration matters, (f) lay-off and other assistance on collective bargaining agreement negotiations, among others.
Regarding litigation matters, we provide services to our clients on day-to-day labor claims and/or major labor claims, such as class actions, lawsuits filed by managers and other disputes against relevant unions. In addition, we provide services related to administrative proceedings on course before the Labor Prosecutor Office (Ministério Público do Trabalho) and the Ministry of Labor (Ministério do Trabalho). We provide services in all jurisdictions of our country.