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No matter how many time zones your workforce may span, our domestic and international employment lawyers can help you tackle your risks as an employer.

In today’s diverse and global workforce, the relationship between employers and employees is highly regulated, and the ever-increasing potential for discrimination and harassment suits can be intimidating. Harris Bricken helps you avoid costly litigation with company policies and practices to reduce your risks. Even if you already have robust labor and employment policies in place, our in-depth HR auditing services ensure your company is legally compliant.

Whether your employees are in the United States or abroad, Harris Bricken can provide valuable counsel as you develop your hiring practices and your policies around employee benefits, employee compensation, working hours, overtime, paid leave, specially protected employees, employee layoffs, employee terminations, and non-competition agreements. We also can assist you in preparing bilingual employment documents, from offer letters to employee manuals.

Should you run into conflict, our dedicated employment law team will be your advocate. Our attorneys have represented companies, large and small, in industries as challenging as cannabis, entertainment, and emerging technologies. We have the know-how to help you navigate stressful litigation, and will work with you to manage your concerns and expectations while fiercely protecting your business.

If you suspect a current or former employee of violating the employment relationship, our attorneys will help you determine the best way to resolve what can quickly become a crisis. Whether enforcing a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement, or confronting problems such as data breaches, workplace violence, sexual harassment, or drug use, we can give you the advice and counsel you need to make smart decisions about when and how to litigate.

Our domestic and international employment law services include:

  • Employment agreements
  • Employer audits for legal compliance
  • Employer-employee handbooks
  • Settlement agreements
  • Advice and counsel on all types of employment litigation, including:
    • Whistleblower retaliation
    • Sexual harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Wage and hour
    • Enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

We Wrote the Book on China Employment Law.

Our firm offers world-class China employment and labor law expertise. Our China employment lawyers combine a deep knowledge of China’s employment laws with strong contacts with local labor authorities to help our clients stay abreast of China’s ever-changing and highly localized employment laws.

Our lead China employment lawyer, Grace Yang, wrote a book on China employment law, The China Employment Law Guide: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company. She also writes weekly on China employment law issues for our China Law Blog.

We Have You Covered in Spain

Our Spain employment team advises employers in all matters related to employment contracts, recruitment, employment conditions, due diligence, warnings, dismissals, relocations abroad, social security, occupational risk prevention and. We provide both employment counseling and dispute representation in administrative and court proceedings.

Our Spain office also supports our clients in collective proceedings, such as collective dismissal proceedings (E.R.E.), collective bargaining agreements, trade union matters and temporary labour force adjustment plans (E.R.T.E.).