A global economy requires multinationals to adopt a global business strategy, which invariably involves the need to transfer a firm’s most important asset – its people – in a fluid way across national borders. That is why managing the mobilization of expatriate employees in the most efficient way, including handling strategic immigration, labor and tax legal issues, is critical for the oil and gas industry.
Our employment lawyers in Ghana are experienced in advising various clients on employment law related matters and assisting them in resolving labor/employment related issues. They are conversant with employment legislation and government labor policies. They draft employment contracts for all levels of employees and assist in the negotiation and settlement of collective bargaining agreement with trade union representatives. They have a track record of reducing their clients’ exposure to litigation and potential liability through the sound advice they give.
We represent clients in arbitration proceedings, in court, as well as before the National Labour Commission in matters involving issues relating to redundancies and the termination of the employment relationship generally, and the conduct of disciplinary proceedings.
We work with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach and local knowledge means that we can partner with clients to help find solution and manage risk in relation to their employment, incentives and pensions, legal challenges and objectives.
Experience has included advising:
- A company on the employment of contingent workers and in this regard advised on options for dealing with legacy issues, appropriate contracts for contingent workers and limits to their engagement and reviewed sample contracts of employment..
- A Swiss global health-care company in connection with allegations of malpractices in relation to employees of its affiliate in Ghana and in this regard reviewed the Group’s code of conduct, employment policy and the Ghanaian company’s regulations, advised on the consistency of its investigation procedure and sanctions with Ghanaian law by identifying risks and provided advice on mitigation of such risks and termination of employment.
- On the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of a corporate client in the telecommunications and technology business.
- On the provision of legal support to HR departments of companies such as Hotel Investments Ghana Limited, ACS-BPS Ghana Limited, TeleTech as well as multinational companies in the mining industry.
- An external company of a Turkish company in relation to an employment contract and employee handbook.
- Goldfields Ghana Limited in a claim against it by 1000 persons for damages arising out of its operations.
- A major natural resource company in a court action for judicial review brought against it by one of its former employees.
- A multinational pharmaceutical company in on-going labor related ligation.
- A multinational mining company in a number of ongoing labor related ligation matters.
- A manufacturing company in a dispute to enforce a restrictive covenant contained in the employment contract of an expatriate employee.