The Employment network comprises specialists in employment, social security and pensions law. Along with its sister network, Immigration, it covers all aspects of HR law.
These capabilities come together most notably when dealing with the legal implications of moving workers across borders. The global reach of our network allows us to provide an unparalleled service in this area, and ensures that the employment, social security and immigration procedures are compliant and consistent, as well as supporting the relevant tax laws.
The network also deals with other local and international HR legal assignments (including mergers, acquisitions and restructurings) alongside colleagues in the Corporate and commercial network, where HR issues can pay a very significant role in the success of the transaction. We also provide advice on the introduction of reward plans on a national or trans-national basis and support start-ups in new territories.
All of this is supported by local specialists who are able to provide ongoing compliance support and deal with disputes with employees, unions or regulatory authorities when required.
Lawyers in the Employment network work closely with their colleagues in local PwC Human Resource Services (HRS) teams, as well as cross-border with HR specialists from other jurisdictions.
In this way a common understanding of the relevant issues and sensitivities involved in delivering HR solutions from a complete HR perspective is developed, as well as a common approach to working. We seek to embed dealing with the legal challenges into the overall support the client receives to allow it to achieve the best results as quickly and efficiently as possible.