Labour Dispute

We support Human Resource directors in a full range of employment/labor matters, including planning, strategy, and execution of practical systems which are in compliance with local requirements. We offer the following services:

Work Permits and Employee Residency

  • Manage work permit and alien resident certificates application process for clients’ managers, employees and family members.
  • Process work permits and alien resident certificates for all nationals, including mainland Chinese working in Taiwan.

Employment/Benefits

  • Advise on structuring employment and employee benefit packages for executives and employees, including designing stock, bonus and other performance incentive plans.
  • Pension fund restructuring.

Employee Misappropriation and Embezzlement

  • Represent clients in civil and criminal litigation against employees receiving improper benefits and kickbacks and seek recovery of embezzled funds by freezing personal assets where permissible.
  • Design preventative and disciplinary programs to deter inappropriate behavior.

Trade Secret Protection and Industrial Espionage

  • Advise on civil and criminal actions against employees for theft of trade secrets and intellectual property as well as breach of confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation obligations.
  • Design employee work rules, employee handbooks, standard operating procedures and measures to prevent employee misappropriation and loss of trade secrets and intellectual property.

Employee Termination and Severance Issues

  • Advise and negotiate settlements on behalf of corporate clients with dismissed employees over termination and severance issues.
  • Represent individuals in wrongful termination litigation and negotiations.

Mergers & Acquisitions Labor Issues

  • Advise on labor law compliance and employment issues during the due diligence review of target companies as well as assist in structuring pension funds, retirement and benefit packages, layoff programs and design severance arrangements.

Legal Compliance and Regulatory Matters.

  • Advise on full range of legal compliance and regulatory matters
  • Advise on implementing practical systems, controls and standard operating procedures on use of the company’s and legal representative’s chop (Chinese seal).
  • Design Company Work Rules Manual, standard operating procedures, and Best Practices
  • Design Executive and non-executive employment agreements
  • Train company Human Resource Teams on Best Practices

Labor Force Restructuring

  • Design early retirement, downsizing, and mass layoffs programs that comply with local regulations and minimize client cost.

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