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Employment & Labour

Our Firm’s wealth of experience in a wide array of issues relating to labour and employment enables us to assist our clients in avoiding distractions of regulatory investigations and employee disputes. Our Firm’s strength is in understanding our clients’ businesses and in our ability to work closely with them to provide realistic, cost-effective and business-savvy solutions to the human resource and employment problems confronted by them.

Areas of Expertise

Our Firm guides both domestic and international clients, through the web of regulatory compliances and legal aspects of employment and labour law. Our extensive experience includes a full spectrum of non-litigation and litigation advice in all types of labour and employment related matters including the following:

  • Advising and Counseling:We advise employers in all areas of day-to-day personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, interpreting and applying employment policies and legal requirements for specific personnel decisions, conducting and supervising internal investigations, counseling on appropriate actions to minimize risk of liability and negotiating and preparing employment contracts and separation agreements. We also assist clients on preparing and enforcing non-disclosure, trade secret, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements.
  • HR Documentation:Our Team is familiar with the pitfalls that may arise in HR documentation and therefore our Firm provides speedy and concise advice on a variety of HR documents. Besides our Firm’s attorneys are adept in advising as well as drafting:
    • Offer letters, employment agreements for key employees as well as non-key employees
    • Employee Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Agreements
    • HR sharing- Secondment and Deputation Agreements
    • HR policies and manuals
    • Closure Notices and Letters
    • Consultancy Agreements
    • Termination Letters, Severance Letters and Release Agreements
    • Show cause notices
    • Contract Labour Agreements
    • Review of MOU with Trade Unions
    • HR Audit
    • Employee Training Bonds
  • Employee Handbooks / Manuals:Our Team understand that an employee handbook is not merely a code of conduct but an employee’s guide to appreciate organisation’s mission, vision, values and work-culture, and assimilate them with employees’ personal goals and aspirations. An employee handbook facilitates smooth functioning of the organisation by setting out procedures, rules and regulations for the employees within the organisation in its daily operations including dealing with clients / customers. The employment and labour law practice group at our firm specializes in drafting crisp and customized employee handbooks to suit the requirements of the clients. The handbook is structured to incorporate precise clauses on standard employment practices including in relation to conditions of service, code of ethics, vacation / leave policies, prohibition of harassment, employment benefits, discipline and grievance redressal, separation, confidential information, usage of organisation’s resources including computers / internet, assignment of intellectual property rights, etc.


  • Structuring of Employee Benefits & Compensation:The key to acquiring new talent and retaining old employees is formulating an attractive remuneration and incentive package which is simultaneously tax efficient for both the employer and the employee. Our Firm’s attorneys assist client in formulating such tax-efficient and labour statute compliant compensation packages which are acceptable to both the employer and employee.


  • Stock Options:We advise clients on structuring their equity-based employee compensation plans to attract and retain best talent. We structure the stock options pursuant to the guidelines / regulations which regulate the issue of stock options by an Bangladeshi company or by a foreign company to its


  • HR Due-Diligence / HR Audit:The most important aspect of any M&A transactions is that the acquirer essentially acquires human capital. Our HR audit enables the acquirer to identify key employees, review and assess the level of HR documentation of the target, detect any threats in the form of non-compliances under various central / state labour legislations. Our Team conduct HR audit to deliver positive solutions. Besides HR due diligence for M&A, our Firm assist many clients in under taking internal HR audit to ensure that they are compliant under various labor statutes and thwart any legislative action for non- compliance. Our Firm has even handles sensitive matters involving allegations such bribery, corrupt practices, etc.


  • Advising in relation to Transfer of Employment:Transfer of business undertaking whether by amalgamation, restructuring, sale of business undertaking, assets sale or otherwise involves several issues such as the transfer of employees and their accrued benefits, taking employees and / or trade union into confidence. We advise clients on the various labour law implications arising out of such transactions and assist clients in structuring such transactions in a manner so that the transfer of employment complies with all statutory requirements is free from any legal impediments.


  • Disputes and litigation:We represent employers in administrative and judicial forums in which workplace disputes are redressed. We know how to gauge exposure, manage risk and litigate cost-effectively. We help develop best practice policies to manage personnel effectively, and to reduce the risk of costly and disruptive litigation, but when litigation is necessary, we are aggressive and proactive.