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Employment / Labour & Benefits

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The AZB Employment law practice consists of a dedicated, focused team with extensive experience in advising clients from varied sectors on employment, labour related issues and employee benefits. Whether it is drafting or reviewing employment contracts, employee handbook/company policies, termination related documentation or advice on compensation structures, applicability of employee benefits or compliance related trainings, the approach is proactive, practical and nuanced. The advantage that enhances the practice, is access to our Compliance and Investigation, Litigation, Tax, Data Privacy and Intellectual Property practices and industry experts within the Firm. Clients have come to rely on the sensitivity and maturity of AZB lawyers to investigate misconduct by senior management level employees or complaints of workplace sexual harassment.

Work Highlights


Notable practice group that assists domestic and multinational clients with a broad range of non–contentious employment issues, including workforce structuring and employment documentation, employee compensation and retrenchment issues. Also able to advise on maternity benefit policies and anti–sexual harassment policy and practices as well as contentious employment matters. Its client base includes major corporates active in the technology, education and finance sectors.

Chambers & Partners Asia–Pacific (2022) on our Employment Team


We provide advice to employers in various sectors, from manufacturing to IT and services. We focus on gathering relevant domain knowledge to closely understand client needs. This means engaging and collaborating with the client to better devise practical solutions for their particular employment law issues, within the framework of the law.

We also keep our clients updated and aware of those developments in the law that are relevant to their business, circulating alerts and highlighting changes and important case laws that indicate developing jurisprudence. Following through on our hands–on approach, we regularly conduct sessions with legal/HR teams to help them understand these changes in the law, which is especially appreciated by our clients.