Employment & Labor

With over three decades of experience, our employment practice works in tandem with other practice areas to provide a fully integrated approach to dealing with both contentious and non-contentious aspects of labor and employment law. We have “an excellent team that advises on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and covers the legal issues that arise on public/government employment contracts in addition to issues that arise in private employment.” Legal 500  

Employment & Labor

Our vast experience of working for a variety of clients ranging from public sector entities to private sector financial institutions, multinationals and other such companies has put our team at the forefront of labor and employment law that can advice on the entire spectrum of employment matters. 

We have advised some of the largest companies in the world including China Three Gorges, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and others on drafting their labor policies that comprehensively deal with payment of wages, holidays, leaves, maternity benefits, occupational health and safety standards, pension, gratuity, provident funds and other such benefits that are mandatory under Pakistani law. We have also advised major utility operators and natural monopolies on industrial disputes, strikes, lock-outs with trade unions or collective bargaining agents that affect business operations. In addition to that, we have advised on internal restructuring, re-alignment of incentives and executive compensation.

We also have more than three decades of experience in dealing with public sector employment which includes representation before administrative tribunals as well as courts and drafting employment rules and regulations for statutory bodies and government organizations.

Some of our key highlights include:

  • China Three Gorges Investment Company in drafting its internal HR policy in light of the applicable labour laws of Pakistan
  • SME Bank on structuring employment matters after proposed acquisition by Saudi Pak Agriculture and Investment Company
  • Pizza Hut with respect to the payment of gratuity and other social security benefits to its employees
  • National Bank of Pakistan in relation to its internal restructuring and the re-alignment of emoluments of MTO and non-MTO employees
  • International Water Management Institute over large scale restructuring and redundancy across the entire organization
  • Civil Aviation Authority in drafting its service rules related to appointment, probation, conformation, promotion, posting, transfers, termination, gratuity, provident fund, group insurance, leave, medical benefits and other related matters
  • Navitas on its existing labour policy including payment of wages and provision of paid, unpaid leaves
  • McDonalds in settling multiple tort claims under occupational safety laws arising out of a fire at one of its restaurants
  • SquareBreak regarding the structuring of its internal management structure and employment contracts
  • Pakistan Microfinance Network in its project agreement and ensuring compliance with labour law
  • Federal Board of Revenue in drafting its service rules related to appointment, promotion and termination including advice on a major golden handshake scheme
  • Ministry of Inter-provincial Coordination with respect to the devolution of EOBI and Workers Welfare Fund following the 18th Amendment
  • Punjab Skills Development Fund in relation to drafting a comprehensive HR policy in light of Pakistani law and international best practices

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