Legal Services: Employment

Helping you to manage your people and your workplace

People are, and will remain, the most valuable resource managed by organisations across the globe. To succeed, transform and remain relevant business must navigate an increasingly complex employment law landscape.

Alongside the importance of attracting and retaining talent, adapting to changing employee expectations and engaging the workforce of the future, understanding rapidly developing employment law landscape and managing associated risks is a key part of the modern workforce agenda.

Our highly rated full-service employment law team are a fully integrated part of our people consulting business and ideally placed to support employers in simplifying people complexity.

In the last 5 years, the Legal 500 has named us HR Law Firm of the year twice and nominated us a third time, showing the strength and impact of our business focussed practice.

The Legal 500

HR Law Firm of the Year
The Legal 500, 2017 and 2019
Shortlisted in 2020

How are you responding to critical employment challenges?

The future of work

How we work, our place of work and what we mean by “work” is being transformed. What does this mean for your business and how will it adapt in a legally compliant way?

Getting the right talent mix, managing turnover and upskilling to grasp the opportunities created by technology innovation (such as AI and automation) requires careful planning and awarnesss of regulatory risk.

Managing complexity

People risk is increasingly challenging in a complex and rapidly developing regulatory landscape and at a time of significant uncertainty.

Successful organisations need to have a clear understanding of their people obligations in the current regulatory environment and an ability to anticipate change and how it will affect those obligations. Is your organisation set up to succeed in this way?

The shifting employee-employer relationship

Purpose, values and employee activism are changing the relationship between organisations and their people.

Are your teams able to adapt to this shifting dynamic and how this will impact your workforce relations? When the time comes, how will you engage individually and collectively with your people (and the unions or works councils who represent them) to achieve the outcomes you need on a local and global level?

ESG, trust and diversity

Fairness and equality is no longer the gold standard. It is vital in the modern business world to attract and retain talent, meet ESG aspirations and ensure that trust in business is maintained. Is your workplace diversity agenda robust enough to ensure your people are treated in the right way and to protect your brand from adverse public perception? Are your societal impact aims reflected in the way you treat your people?

How we can support you

Our employment law experts can help you to manage your workforce and address the accompanying complexities and challenges. Our team can support across the entire people engagement lifecycle, bringing expert knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory requirements, best practice and deep market insight.

As an integral part of PwC’s People Consulting business, we work regularly with our non-legal colleagues to delivery to clients holistic business focussed people solutions. Many of our team have also worked on secondment in industry, giving them unique insight into the people challenges our clients face.

We have significant experience of supporting clients throughout the employment lifecycle, including on:

  • Recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Ensuring robust contractual documentation which reflects current legislation, best practice and protects our clients’ business interests
  • Day to day advisory and compliance issues - including providing market leading subscription HR support services
  • Helping clients understand and comply with complex status and pay governance laws and regulations
  • Advising on the people related aspects of domestic and international deals and reorganisations
  • Working with clients on industrial relation strategy and broader collective engagement issues
  • Complex investigations, disciplinaries and dismissals, including senior executive and director terminations
  • Workplace diversity from gender pay and equal pay reporting through to the design and delivery of training programs (using virtual reality and gamification)
  • Supporting and representing clients through high value/high stakes litigation
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