World Law Alliance

Employment – Advisory, Litigation & Transactional

Cross-border labor and employment matters arise in many different business contexts and are often intertwined with issues of compliance, global mobility, data protection, immigration, compensation and benefits and corporate transactions.

Our global team of labor, employment, immigration, and benefits lawyers counsels companies on the issues affecting the global workforce. 

WLA-trusted network of labor, employment, and immigration counsel around the world. work with employers to manage immigration and global mobility needs as part of a broad spectrum of corporate operational and legal issues. We recognize the close connections between a multinational corporation’s immigration program and its other essential operations, including employment policies, corporate compliance and governance, and plans for expansion and corporate development. To support company operations, we counsel clients on US visas and permanent residence, provide global immigration services for movement of employees to and between countries worldwide, and advise on immigration compliance.

Today’s diverse, mobile workforce is creating unprecedented challenges and opportunities for business leaders around the world.

With lawyers in member law firms across the globe, WLA Employment Practice Group has cultivated a varied and diverse blend of experience and local knowledge to help your company almost everywhere it does business.

Where disputes arise we think tactically, creating a strategy to defend our client’s needs using our extensive knowledge of employment law.


recruitment and hiring, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, agency and contractor arrangements, secondments, employee relations, works councils and unions, flexible working, diversity and equality, hours and pay, corporate governance, boardroom and senior executive issues, grievance handling, whistle-blowing and disciplinary issues.


Employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, outsourcings, relocations and restructurings with extensive experience in the management of multi-jurisdictional projects. In countries where we do not have an office, we are experienced in coordinating and managing advice from locally qualified employment experts.


Extensive experience in contentious matters and dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation of employee claims including in respect of whistle-blowing, discrimination and equality, bonus disputes, protection of confidential information and restrictive covenants.


Business immigration advice in key jurisdictions.

Employee Incentives & Pensions

Employee share and incentive plans, innovative remuneration structures, pensions and employee tax, ERISA, share plans and stock options.

Developing proactive labor and employment practices and policies

Negotiating agreements with organized labor and employee groups

Ensuring compliance with established and emerging labor and employment laws

Representing employers before administrative and regulatory agencies