Our employment lawyers in Europe are ranked among the best in their local markets. With professionals based in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the UK, our team serves clients’ needs in all aspects of labor and employment-related strategy and delivers holistic support to a wide range of clients. Our roster includes large listed corporations and medium-sized businesses, their management, supervisory boards and managing personnel, as well as their operations throughout Europe. We provide a comprehensive scope of services covering employment contracts and policies, business reorganizations, international secondment arrangements, redundancy programs, disciplinary and grievance procedures, family-friendly rights, discrimination and harassment issues, automatic transfers of employment under ARD/TUPE legislation, breach-of-contract claims and enforcement of restrictive covenants, workforce disputes and industrial-relations advice, and the resolution of legal disputes.
Our lawyers conduct labor and employment litigation before US federal and state trial and appellate courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation, in a broad range of matters involving individual wrongful discharge, ERISA, employment discrimination, related employment torts, enforcement of or defense against non-competition clauses, and other issues. We represent clients in labor injunction proceedings and administrative proceedings before equal employment opportunity enforcement agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board, and counsel unionized employers in grievance arbitration, elections and maintaining a union-free environment. Our litigation experience allows us to provide clients with a fully informed appreciation of the potential risks and exposures of their employment policies and decisions.
To help multinational corporations, domestic businesses and individual professionals compete in the global economy, we provide a full range of business immigration counseling services. We help clients legally hire and/or transfer foreign executives, managers, specialists and other key personnel quickly and efficiently, working cooperatively and successfully with in-house human resources and corporate legal staff on even the most complex and unusual cases. We advise on corporate transactions with immigration consequences, secure business visas that allow foreign nationals to enter the United States and permit US executives to work in other countries, resolve issues in consulates and embassies around the world, develop special corporate programs, and provide counsel on employment verification and discrimination, government audits, immigration regulation and legislation, and naturalization and citizenship. We also assist individual artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs in obtaining appropriate visas to work in the United States.
We regularly advise Chinese and multinational companies on a broad range of matters involving compliance with labor and employment laws and regulations in China. The lawyers of MWE China Law Offices are unique compared to other law firms, as they are able to not only practice law in China and appear before Labor Dispute Arbitration Committees, civil courts, and the labor and social security bureau as qualified legal counsel, but have established cooperative relationships with members of China’s labor and employment bureaucracy, including labor arbitrators, judges, administrative authorities and members of related groups such as the labor and employment committee of the National Bar Association. Together, we provide advice on issues such as employee relocation, layoffs, labor issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, labor audits, labor and employment dispute negotiation and litigation, and employee benefits and tax planning.
European Labor & Employment