The labour law team, staffed by highly qualified and experienced lawyers, provides its expertise in human resources management and compliance with employment laws and regulations to leading multinational groups and companies operating in manufacturing, services, publishing, banking and financial industries. This broad client base, along with an in-depth expertise, gives Carnelutti’s labour law practice a cutting edge across the complete spectrum of labour and employment law, enabling its lawyers to advise its clients on Italian employment and labour law, social security law, relations with trade unions and related litigation. The firm’s lawyers have particularly detailed knowledge and experience in handling issues triggered by corporate restructuring and reorganization, working closely with their corporate and M&A department colleagues.
Carnelutti's expert team of lawyers provide legal support and representation in the following areas:
The labour law practice group assists its clients in the preparation of agreements connected with hiring, transfer and international secondments and assignments of employees and managing directors, in the strategic, as well as in the day-to-day, management of labour relations, including those connected with the implementation of disciplinary and individual dismissal procedures.
Carnelutti's professionals have a proven track-record in corporate restructuring and reduction in force procedures (redundancy), in collective and trade union bargaining, in the application of state-subsidized downsizing programmes, in collective dismissals and in the drafting and strategic use of pay and benefits and/or incentive and retention schemes (such as stock option plans, MBO, stability agreements and change of control agreements).
The team also advises on the implementation of company policies, on the protection of both the company’s tangible assets and intangible (intellectual) property (such as inventions, confidential information, non-compete and restrictive covenants and non solicitation agreements), on the management of requirements concerning the employment of disabled workers, on matters of privacy and the monitoring of employees, on safety at work and temporary work site matters, on subcontracting and service contracts, and on all related litigation.
The department offers a wide range of services in contract negotiation, drafting, management and termination in the following areas: employment agreements, (especially at executive-director level), project based ongoing labour contracts, consultancy agreements, commercial and financial agency agreements.