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Fine Law is offering corporate clients experienced and cost-effective legal representation concerning all aspects of employment-related legal matters. Our clients benefit from the strength of our team, in both traditional labor matters and employment litigation.

A key goal of our firm is to identify potential problems and provide strategic advice and innovative legal services necessary to help employers minimize litigation risk through effective workplace strategies.

We represent clients in all types of labor and employment matters and provide them with appropriate and measured counsel aimed at minimizing, if not eliminating, costly legal actions.

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Our legal services include

  • Employee agreements
  • Collective bargaining agreements (drafting, negotiations, interpretation and implementation)
  • Employee handbooks
  • Compliance programs and personnel policies
  • Employee benefit agreements and stock-option plans
  • Collective dismissals, workforce restructuring and business closings
  • Due diligence reviews of employment law liabilities (pre- and post-acquisition)
  • Internal investigations of wrong doing, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and employee theft
  • Data protection and employee privacy rights
  • Work permits and visas
  • Employment dispute resolution; litigation and mitigation of disputes
  • Labour and employment law trainings
  • Training to managers and supervisors on a full range of employment workplace issues, to help our clients limit employment liability
  • Executive compensation strategies and structures
  • Management exits for Top Management individuals
  • Internal employment policies and procedures
  • Advice on working hours structure
  • Transfer of employees procedures
  • Providing a positive approach to employer and employee relations
  • Providing legal advice and developing strategies to minimize, if not eliminate Client’s risks related to labour force management.

Recently completed transactions

HR Legal Assistance for BPO

Assisting a multinational business process outsourcing company (BPO) in relation to various day-to-day employment aspects regarding: organization of working time, breach of confidentiality and non-compete clause by employees, annual leave scheduling and prescription of right, advising and conducting a large number of disciplinary investigations, drafting policy on employees’ professional assessment.

Secondment Program

Assisting the shared services centre of Top 3 international logistic company with respect to various employment matters concerning secondment arrangements, our work included establishing a strategy, drafting procedure and supporting documentation, training of HR practitioners in relation to the project.

Conducting Group HR Reorganization

Successfully assisting a multinational electronics company with Group reorganization at European level. Our work included participation to task force of the project, drafting and amending the reorganization plan at the Group level, drafting and implementation of the Group reorganization plan concerning Romanian operations, including, but limited to drafting required documentation and direct involvement in employment termination of the affected personnel.

Full Employment Due Diligence

Providing labour law advice to a top company acting in education field. Our work included full comprehensive due diligence on all employment aspects; implementation of recommended remedies derived from the due diligence report, which included: redrafting the template of labour contract, drafting missing job descriptions and redrafting existing job descriptions, drafting the organizational chart, drafting internal rules, drafting procedures related to misconduct and non-performance investigations and related templates, organizing elections for employees representatives and drafting procedure and regulation for employees’ representatives activity, and assisting the client in drafting and negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement.

Governmental Investigation and Pre-Litigation

Legal representation of a major capital market institution with regard to an alleged breach of the Romanian Labour Code, pertaining to reorganization followed by jobs cancellation.

Day-to-Day Employment Matters (Fashion Retail)

Assisting a major European fashion retailer with respect to various employment matters, including: assistance and representation before Local Labour Office (“ITM”) in several investigations made by the above mentioned; advising and assisting the client with regards with the measures imposed by ITM; redrafting the internal rules and compliance check of the Group policy with Romanian legislation; drafting procedure and related documentation to address employee non-performance; in-house training to store managers, addressing misconduct and non-performance of an employee.

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Assisting a top European fashion retailer in two cases related to discrimination and harassment. Our work included analysing the cases and mitigation of it. In addition, we advised on legal requirements that an employer must meet to avoid liability and incidents of discrimination and harassment, and we provided discrimination training to avoid workplace harassment.

HR Legal Compliance (Software Industry)

Advising an USA software developer for pharmaceutical trials, in various labour law related matters, such as: harmonizing local internal rules with the parent company employee handbook, drafting template individual labour contract, review of job descriptions and redrafting for the purpose to comply with law requirements, advising on working hours structure.

Data Protection Compliance

Advising an USA software developer in data protection matters with regards to company’s personnel.

Risk Management & Compliance on Labour & Employment

Advising an international software developer with regards to a mechanism of collaboration between the company and several Romanian software programmers and drafting related contracts.

Past Transactions

Collective Dismissal (FMCG Industry)

Assisted an ice-cream producer in relation to a large collective dismissal and the restructuring of the client’s operations.

Employment Legal Advice and Assistance

Reviewing the handbook and other HR rules of a major multinational company, including to advise on employees’ representative election and drafting and negotiating the collective bargaining agreement.

Stock-Option Plan (FMCG Industry)

Drafting stock-option plan for a local mill and bakery producer.

Internal Disciplinary Investigations

Assistance of various clients in internal wrong doing investigations.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Drafting and negotiating various collective bargaining agreements.

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