Every business must address the issues of legal relationships, and we aid clients in their efforts to maximize the potential of their enterprise. This is one of the hallmarks of our approach to representing businesses in Romania, but it is not the sole driver of our success.
As a firm, we emphasize a team approach and the versatility of crossing lines of expertise to meet the full range of clients’ needs. When engaging with a client in matters involving employment, we consider the business sector, so that we are cognizant of industry standards, competitive pressures and other legal and regulatory constraints that will affect employment decisions. By drawing upon the full resources of the attorneys in our firm, we go beyond the extensive experience we have in dealing with employment issues alone to provide a more holistic approach in meeting the needs of our clients. In addition to the experienced employment law specialists that we highlight below, we also draw upon the broader circle of expertise within our firm, to fulfil all our clients needs.
The employer-employee relationship is probably the most challenging. Employer-employee relationships are meticulously governed by statute and regulations. We help our clients avoid pitfalls and resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise within these relationships.
We’ve handled both contentious and non-contentious employment and social security matters within day-to-day business, as well as employment issues arising from a transfer of business, corporate restructuring and reorganization, mergers and acquisitions as well as outsourcing and insourcing operations and with issues of workforce planning and mitigation of any potential risks related to such operations.
The services that we provide clients with, include regulatory compliance issues, such as drafting standard employment contracts, internal employment policies, regulating the status of foreign workers and the structuring of remuneration packages and contracts.
We have also dealt with complex issues arising from collective dismissal procedures, collective bargaining agreements and other contentious issues, including labour disputes. We have experience with guiding clients through all relevant aspects of a litigation process, both in individual and collective actions, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings which have in some cases included cross-border matters.
Our Relevant Experience
We acted on behalf of a local Romanian company with over 25 years presence on the IT solutions market in retail and food industry on the settlement of a dispute with an important employee. Also, we provided review and advice on the implementation of the employees’ handbook and the professional evaluation procedure, including proposed key performance indicators (KPIs) of the employees.
We assisted Vinarte SA, a top Romanian wine producer, on the sale of its business and assets while managing the transfer of employees and providing ongoing consultancy during insolvency proceedings. Our work involved our experts in Corporate / M & A and Insolvency and Restructuring.
Revising and amending the comprehensive manuals of a water cooler system for a Romanian market leader in office water supply. The mandate included revision according to the latest legislative changes related to non-discrimination and labor safety provisions and conceiving full scale of possible disciplinary deeds and related sanctions.
We provide day-to-day legal assistance on a wide range of employment issues related to the business activities to Willis Towers Watson in Romania and we have assisted the client in implementing the new fiscal changes approved by the Romanian Government, based on which taxes and social contributions are imposed on the employee starting with January 1st, 2018.