Drawing on insights from nearly 700 human resources executives, in-house attorneys, and business leaders, this year’s survey finds employers pulled in different directions related to in-person work and hybrid scheduling.
Littler is the largest law practice in the world exclusively devoted to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law. We serve as a single point of contact for our clients’ global labor and employment needs, helping multinational employers to move their employees across borders, comply with local employee relations laws, and assist employers with such international issues as overseas privacy laws and applying company policies worldwide.
Our European legal services include offices in the region’s most robust economies, housing more than 400 local Littler attorneys who collaborate with our working partners in all European jurisdictions, as well as our attorneys in other regions of the world.
Our U.S.-UK practice is conveniently serviced by licensed practitioners based in the United States and our team in London, handling complex and high-value local and cross-border employment, LLP and partnership issues, and disputes. We provide U.S.- and UK-headquartered companies with advice on contentious and non-contentious matters including supporting transactions, restructuring, data privacy and workplace technology, training, investigations, individual and collective redundancies, TUPE, restrictive covenants, “atypical” workers, working time, holidays, pay, leaves, and disabilities.
In Austria, we handle all aspects of Austrian and European employment law from our office in Vienna. Our comprehensive legal services encompass all aspects of labor law, with a particular focus on corporate restructuring, negotiation of social plans, and advising employers in drafting executive contracts. We offer knowledge and experience in both individual and collective labor law.
In Belgium, we serve international clients from our offices in Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union, Ghent, and Mechelen. We counsel employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including the defense of claims, collective bargaining and advice on Works Council matters, representation before government agencies, audits and training.
In Denmark, Littler advises local and multinational clients on labor and employment matters, including those relating to the country’s extensive government-provided services, high degree of union membership, and specific systems for resolving disputes.
In France, attorneys in our Paris office assist clients with individual and collective working relationships, restructuring, remuneration policy, company pension plans, and employee savings plans.
In Germany, our five offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich cover individual and collective employment law, encompassing restructuring, change management, compliance and corporate social responsibility, and business mediation.
Our Dublin, Ireland, office manages all aspects of Irish employment law including supporting corporate transactions and outsourcing projects, business restructures, data privacy and workplace technology, training, investigations, disciplinary processes, change management, redundancies, and insolvencies. We have particular experience handling complex, business critical litigation such as whistleblowing claims and High Court employment injunctions. We work with large national and multinational clients across a broad range of sectors.
From our base in Milan, we provide legal services to domestic and multinational companies and corporations operating across all industries in Italy. We advise them on all aspects of employment law as it relates to the specific context and operations of their companies. Our services cover the full range of employment law, from litigation to restructuring and reorganizations, transferring of business, remuneration policies, drafting of contracts, and restrictive covenants.
From our Amsterdam office, in the Netherlands, we offer labor and employment law services to Dutch and multinational organizations operating across Europe. We counsel clients on human resources and employment law matters related to transactions, including due diligence, labor relations, negotiations, day-one readiness support and post-merger integration. We also offer strategic employment law counsel related to international and national co-determination law, pension amendments, labor unions, collective bargaining agreements, and international relocation of employees.
From their base in Oslo, Norway, our Norwegian attorneys coordinate client work throughout the Nordic region, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden. Our Olso office is one of the country’s largest employment practices, assisting clients with employment and human resources law, pensions law, GDPR, labor and employment law negotiations, and litigation. Our attorneys also advise on commercial and contract law matters, both as legal and strategic advisors. With a strong reputation for client service, they are ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
In Poland, our team spans six cities: Warszawa, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, and Gdańsk. The team counsels clients on all aspects of employment and labor law, global mobility and immigration, including employment disputes and litigation, trade unions relations and collective bargaining, mobbing and harassment, data protection, social security, employees’ savings plans, social fund, and others.
In Portugal, we serve clients from our primary office location in Lisbon, as well as a second office in The Algarve. We advise in all areas of labor and employment law, including data protection and global mobility, and our practice covers all aspects of employment such as hiring, collective bargaining, transfer of undertakings, restructuring, and redundancies.
In Spain, our offices are comprised of attorneys in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, who counsel clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including corporate restructuring, collective bargaining negotiations with trade unions and works councils, collective agreements, pension plans, social security issues, labor audits, M&A due diligence, discrimination and equality, reductions in force, modifications of working conditions, and data protection. Our team also has deep experience in finance, as well as advising clients on workforce-related taxation issues.
In Switzerland, the favorable business climate offers global employers a range of opportunities. From our office in Zurich, we guide clients through the intricacies of operating in the Swiss market, bolstered by our regional and global teams of labor and employment attorneys.
We are recognized in our field in Europe by publications including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and The Lawyer.
We are pleased to present The Littler Global Guide – an online portal providing in-depth information and analysis of a broad range of international employment and labor law issues. Authored by legal practitioners and scholars from around the world, The Littler Global Guide covers workplace law topics in over 40 countries/territories, across six continents. This new format for drawing on Littler’s International practice and experience enables readers to drill down into one country’s law or compile a country-to-country comparison on a single topic.
Request complimentary access at globalguide.littler.com.