Counseling for Employers. The office represents employers and provides ongoing counseling that includes: drafting personal and collective employment contracts, conduct of negotiations with workers’ representatives and workers themselves, management of labor disputes, outlining of labor law policy, remuneration and salary policy, and termination of employment procedures. The department assists in coming to terms with the Law for Increasing Labor Relations – in all its aspects, adapting work methods to the directives of the Law that apply to employers, and determination of work charters.
The office assists in acquiring work permits for foreign experts and workers, and specializes in assistance to foreign employers in complying with Labor Laws in Israel.
Workers Representation. In the collective area, the office represents workers’ unions and organizations in collective labor disputes and drafting collective agreements, and has accumulated extensive experience in negotiations and representation in the Labor Courts in connection with collective agreements. In the personal sphere the office represents employees in negotiations leading to signing agreements, methods of remuneration and acceleration of rights as well as during the period of work and termination of employ to safeguard employee rights.
Transfer of Control and Structural and Organizational Amendments. Another area of expertise of the office is accompanying employers and workers’ organizations in the stages of transfer of control over a company, corporate change and re-organization processes, cutbacks and structural changes of the employer.
Representation in the Labor and Additional Courts. The office represents its clients in the Labor Courts and Courts of Appeal (the National Labor Court and the Supreme Court), in addition to representation in other Courts and before semi judicial office-holders in the realm of enforcement of Labor Laws (Commissioner of Employment of Women, Employment Committees for Reserve Soldiers, Administration for Regulation and Enforcement at the Ministry of Economics and more).
Experience has been accumulated by the office in management of procedures of all types, including complex procedures and combined claims, as well as receipt of compensation for non-monetary injuries (mental distress, unlawful termination), and in the matter of dismissal and change in employment conditions for pregnant women.