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Employment Law

Overview

Our Employment practice has been a significant specialized area within our firm for more than 12 years. We have built an experienced and knowledgeable team that provides clients with coordinated and locally specific advice on the rules and regulations governing employment, labor, immigration, pensions and benefits.

We provide responses to the constantly evolving legislative and case law climate of Romania and EU. We handle the full range of employment and labor law matters for our clients, ensuring that they make informed decisions with respect to their employment and other employment related practices and policies. We devise case strategies and represent clients before the courts of relevant jurisdiction.

ZRVP is ‘supportive across all aspects of employment’, including immigration, dismissals and collective agreements.

(Legal 500 ǀ 2017)

Their dedicated team is extremely accessible and responsive. They know our business and industry very well so we don’t face unpleasant surprises related to the cases.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2017)

We are very happy with this service; the lawyers are highly specialised, responsive and trustworthy.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2016)

This team respects deadlines, and complements its legal expertise with excellent business knowledge.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2015)

Clients are impressed with the team’s ‘focus on the key strategic aspects’.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2018)

According to sources, the team is ’very good in litigation’.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2019)

Interviewees report that the firm is “proactive” and “always there when you need it.”

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

  • Collective bargaining issues including trade union negotiations, negotiation/renegotiation and implementation of collective labor agreements
  • Cost optimization related to the human resources involved in the production activity
  • Day to day HR management
  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Employees’ transfer as legal effect of the transfer of the company, unit or parts of them and/ or as effect of the transfer of shares (in the case of the listed commercial companies)
  • Employment policies and procedures, including Codes of Conduct
  • Employment and labor law aspects of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment and labor litigation
  • Immigration Law including visas, work permits and international mobility
  • International employment issues and dual contracts
  • Local compliance
  • Personnel restructuring: professional reconversion, individual and/or collective dismissals, voluntary lay-offs, anticipated retirement, change management, workforce strategy
  • Redundancies and dismissals
  • The legal auditing of commercial companies from the point of view of the labor law

Examples of our work include assistance to:

  • A global leader in consulting, technology and digital transformation services, in the process of personnel management procedures, including the implementation of sophisticated exit procedures involving drafting a complex set of clauses securing the interests of the employer, creating the necessary mechanisms for avoiding the non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disparaging situations etc.;
  • A leading international tobacco company, with a diverse workforce of around 77,000 people worldwide, in a significant training programme dedicated to key senior employees and representatives of trade unions. The training was focused on establishing the dialog mechanisms for a successful cooperation between key senior employees and trade union’s leaders to encourage a healthy climate in the organization;
  • An independent, time-critical logistics specialist serving the airline industry in determining the model of its employment organization in Romania by integrating the client’s global values with local particularities;
  • A leading global diversified building materials business employing 90,000 people worldwide, in implementing sophisticated personnel restructuring programmes in Romania, and drafting and negotiating the Collective Labour
  • Agreement concluded at organizational level;
  • A global high value consumer tyre company in the process of establishing the suitable strategy and implementing several procedures of personnel restructuring procedures, including sophisticated dismissal procedures.

Chambers Europe, Romania: Employment
Chambers and Partners | 2020
Chambers Europe, Romania: Employment
Chambers and Partners | 2019
The Legal 500 EMEA, Romania: Employment
The Legal 500 | 2019

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