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Legal Services: Employment

Helping you to manage your people and your workplace

Understanding employment law

As you prepare to engage the workforce of the future, navigate global markets for talent and adapt to changing customer and employee expectations, it’s vital to understand the rapidly developing employment law landscape and manage your associated people related risks. 

How you recruit, manage, protect and retain employees needs an agile approach, based on insight, to balance risk, unlock potential and identify opportunities for growth and transformation.

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-related risks are increasingly challenging, particulary in a complex and rapidly developing regulatory landscape and at a time of significant uncertainty.

Do you have a clear understanding of your obligations to your people and their responsibilities to your business? How are you keeping that understanding up-to-date? Can you manage emloyee experience and risk in times of change?

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?

Transparency, trust and equality

Fairness and equality is no longer a gold standard.  It is vital in the modern business world to attract and retain talent 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?

How we can help

We help our clients meet these challenges to get the best out of their people.

We advise on the full range of key employment law issues, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, furlough of employees and return to work strategies, workplace diversity, collective engagement and industrial relations, UK and international employment regulatory compliance, TUPE and the people aspects of deals, complex investigations, high value/high stakes litigation, and UK and international employment law compliance.

On workplace diversity, we guide our clients through complex regulatory requirements and help them ensure they are delivering on their diversity agenda, managing risk along the way. We are the market leaders in providing unique legally privileged gender pay and equal pay reviews, bringing together powerful data analytics with teams of specialists in employment law, reward and data modelling.

From high-level employment law health checks, through deep-dive compliance reports to remedial actions and bespoke solutions, we help you find the right employment solutions for your business challenges. We can do this both locally and globally, with the broadest employment law coverage of any global law firm.

With the only multidisciplinary industrial relations practice in the UK, we advise UK-based and global clients on dealing with trade unions, making transformational change in a unionised context and on developing and implementing a collective employee engagement strategy to prepare their business for the challenges ahead.

We support clients and our broader deals practice on the HR legal aspects of business transfers, disposals and acquisitions, helping ensure that those transactions are structured correctly and paving the way for a smooth workforce transition.

Pursuant to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Transparency Rules, see further details on our services relating to Employment Tribunal claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal claims.

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Contact us

Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins

UK and International Employment Law Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7595 609623

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7841 103973

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