Employment & Industrial Relations
Labour Office Representation
HAEME LEW Employment & Industrial Relations Practice has experience in resolving employment disputes between employers and employees at the Labour Office (or also known as the Labour Court). Labour Office has limited jurisdictions to hear disputes with regards to payment of wages, benefits that the employee is entitled to under their employment contract, Employment Act and any regulations made under the Employment Act.
Industrial Relations Dispute
Set up to hear disputes of employers and employees, trade unions; To hear disputes with regards to unjustified termination or dismissal; Has the power to re-instate the employee; Awards are final and no right of appeal but on points of law the industrial court may refer the case to the High Court;
Employment Law Advisory
We regularly represented judgment creditors in their recovery exercise through bankruptcy proceedings, from issuing of pre-bankruptcy demand notices to post-bankruptcy administrative proceedings including filing of proof of debt, creditor’s meeting and discharge. We also advise clients on other modes of enforcement of judgments including writ of seizure and sale and garnishment. We advise clients on strategic negotiations regarding debt restructuring deals and constantly seek the best options available to achieve workable restructuring plans
Retrenchment Exercise & Restructuring
Our team provides a wide range of experience in conducting domestic and international arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules and on an ad-hoc basis. The team has diverse experience in representing clients in complex and large-scale arbitration proceedings in all aspects of commercial and civil law. In addition to the above, our team also provides legal services in respect of construction related disputes specifically involving the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012.
We have a strong employment practice, routinely representing employers and employees in both their claims and defenses. We regularly advise employers on a full range of employment issues including unfair dismissal claims. We also advise employees with workplace disputes ranging from wages disputes, domestic inquiry, representing them in Industrial Court for adjudication of their claims and judicial review applications in the High Court. In representing clients, we constantly explore ways to achieve the best possible outcome in resolving their disputes including mediations and negotiations.
Employment Issues & Termination
We provide representation and advisory on divorce petitions (i.e. joint divorce petition and single divorce petition), child custody care and control, spousal maintenance and alimony, matrimonial property division, injunctions, annulment of marriage, citizenship application, and matters relating to adoption.