HFN's Labour and Employment Law department provides comprehensive legal advice and creative solutions on all aspects of labour and employment law, for a broad domestic and international client base across the private and public sectors.
In keeping with HFN’s status as the leading law firm in Israel, the Labour and Employment Law Department is consistently ranked as a first tier practice by international and local legal directories including PLC Which Lawyer?, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet.
Employees are a key component of any business operating in Israel, especially in those sectors where the success of an enterprise relies greatly on the high quality of its workforce. As Labour and employment law in Israel is unique and rapidly evolving,it is critical for domestic and international businesses in every industry to receive accurate and updated local labour and employment law advice in their "day to day" operations as well as in relation to specific events (such as transactions, tenders, collective negotiations and disputes and legal proceedings).
The Labour and Employment Law department scope of work includes:
Providing ongoing advice (including drafting and negotiating applicable agreements),on daily employment-related matters such as recruitment, retention, restrictive covenants, equal opportunities in the workplace, adaptation of international HR policies to local law, engagement of service providers and termination of employment relationships
Special employee benefits and compensation
International relocation of employees
Pension and social security matters
In addition, HFN has a unique specialisation in representing both individuals and multinational corporations in a wide variety of complex immigration matters, including petition based temporary and permanent work visa applications, and consular processing matter.
A sample of Labour and Employment Law department clients include: Israel Electric Corporation, Israel Airports Authority, 013 Netvision Ltd., Starhome (part of the Comverse Group), the Philips Group, VeriFone, the HP Group, Morgan Stanley, the GE Group, Applied Materials and the NDS Group.
All clients benefit from HFN's "one stop shop" model and obtain a full range of commercial advice. When necessary, the Labour and Employment Law department consults and works closely with other HFN departments (such as Litigation, Corporate, Tax and Intellectual Property) to provide clients with unparalleled and comprehensive advice across virtually every commercial sector.
The department is headed by Orly Gerbi. The lawyers in the department come from diverse backgrounds and offer a variety of experience. Members of the team joined HFN after previously working at the National Labour Court, the Attorney General's office (in the field of Labour Law) and law firms in the U.S. and Europe.