Serves as a subject matter expert and provides advice on Asia Pacific employment law and employee relations matters, appropriately escalating matters to the Senior Employment Counsel and/or other senior management.
Advises on complex hires, internal transfers, office expansions, restrictive covenant enforcement, terminations, pay equity and diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
Manages employee relations issues and internal investigations (i.e., discrimination/harassment/retaliation).
Maintains templates used by Human Capital (i.e., offer letters, separation agreements, promotion letters, etc.)
Counsels Human Capital on performance management (i.e., performance improvement plans) and disciplinary issues.
Identifies need for workplace-related trainings and partners with Human Capital on training design.
Maintains knowledge of Asia Pacific regulations, laws, industry trends and practices that may affect firm; assesses and evaluates risk and advises accordingly to ensure compliance
Updates, maintains, and drafts Asia Pacific Employee Handbooks and other employee policies and works collaboratively with key stakeholders on strategic initiatives, including Return to Office and COVID-19 policies.
Advises on employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions