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Dentons’ Global Employment and Labor lawyers frequently advise clients on labor, employment, executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions and restructurings.
Representing buyers, sellers, acquirers, lenders and institutional investors in connection with mergers, sales and acquisitions, we provide the parties involved with valuable legal and business advice. Dentons assists both sellers and buyers in corporate transactions to negotiate and draft agreements which incorporate protective representations, warranties and other provisions regarding labor, employment, executive compensation and benefits issues. We also advise on the tax, governance and securities treatment of equity incentives, executive change in control arrangements, and severance and retention matters. Dentons’ lawyers will counsel you in designing and implementing transaction-related restructurings (such as reductions in force and alterations in benefit structures) to advance your interests and goals.
We also conduct comprehensive investigations of employment and benefits operations, including:
Our lawyers frequently form part of cross-departmental teams acting for insolvency practitioners. This often necessitates urgent decision-making regarding an insolvent company's workforce so appropriate steps are taken that minimize employer liabilities and maximize the prospects of a business being sold as a going concern. Our lawyers have worked on some of the world’s highest profile insolvencies in recent years. Our areas of focus include:
Redundancy, and what will be considered to be a ‘genuine’ redundancy, is currently a hot topic before the Fair Work Commission. We take a closer look at a number of factors for employers to consider in a restructuring situation, to ensure they have genuinely complied with their consultation obligations, and practically considered reasonable redeployment.
In limited circumstances, an employer may be able to avoid its obligation under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to provide redundancy pay to an employee, including if it offers the employee reasonable alternative employment. However, as highlighted by a recent case, what is ‘reasonable’ depends on all of the circumstances.
In a recent case before the Fair Work Commission (FWC), an employer was unsuccessful in its efforts to avoid triggering its statutory obligation to pay redundancy pay to employees covered by an enterprise agreement.
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