When two companies merge, or one acquires another’s equity or assets, both sides have responsibilities: The buyer needs to know of any material employment liabilities that could impact the value of the investment, and the seller needs to provide representations and prepare disclosures regarding compliance and exposures. The transaction can give rise to complex, sensitive labor and employment transition matters, from challenging personnel decisions to business model shifts and executive contract negotiation. To help you strategically identify and navigate the potential pitfalls of a transaction and achieve short- and long-term success, you need experienced, forward-thinking advisors at your side.
Using our experience on both the buy-side and sell-side in an array of industries, our full-service global employment team can facilitate conditions for a seamless transaction. With our deep knowledge of cutting-edge material litigation threats and new laws including COVID-19 regulations and state wage-and-hour issues, we will help you identify and mitigate risks during mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition integrations, outsourcings and reorganizations.
If you plan to expand into new jurisdictions, whether domestic or global, we offer counsel on appropriate employment structures and onboarding requirements. We also partner with in-house legal and human resources teams to review and assess your policies and protocols, making updates and supplementing as needed to align with the shifting landscape of state and federal employment regulations. As you integrate workforces, we conduct trainings for employees at all levels of your organization, including customizable programs for the Board, C-Suite, in-house legal teams and staff. We also provide clear, strategic counsel around union avoidance and organizing, union corporate campaigns and all facets of labor relations with unionized workers.
We help your business plan proactively with compliance audits and mitigating strategies. If legal challenges arise, we are here to support and defend your business with our team of strategic litigators to defend you in state and federal court, in arbitration, and in government charges. Our capabilities extend to government investigations and compliance audits, including tailored plans we develop in partnership with you to minimize the investigation’s scope, evaluate your position and provide a response. We also conduct internal investigations appropriate in scope and approach depending on your goals and can guide you through any necessary corrective action and process improvements.
Through M&A transactions and beyond, you can depend on us to handle your most pressing employment law concerns so you can focus on expanding and protecting your business and investments and accomplishing your objectives.