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Employment, Labour and Benefits

The Practice

Khaitan’s ELB practice helps employers meet the myriad challenges posed by the modern Indian workplace.


We are experienced in advising on all forms of employment law matters and contracts; our expertise also lies in advising on complicated labour issues.

The Khaitan Advantage

Our lawyers provide commercially oriented and practical advice on areas and events around business sale and acquisitions, change of ownership, employee benefits including equity based incentive schemes, employment agreements and policies, workplace diversity and discrimination issues. We routinely conduct staff training on workplace ethics and anti-bribery issues. We also work closely with our clients on CXO recruitment, exits and separation agreements, secondment and consulting agreements, employee disputes and disciplinary inquiries and investigations and sexual harassment related situations. We also specialise in contract labour and alternate employment arrangements, whistle blower complaints, employee grievance redressal, workforce restructuring, staff re-classification and mobility, workplace health and safety issues as well as immigration advisory.

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HDFC Limited

Advising on ongoing employment and labour law related matters.

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British Telecom

Assisted the client in relation to exit of a key employee. Assisted the client in drafting employment policies for the company, labour compliance checklists for their offices situated across India and advising on employee redundancy, domestic enquiry, matters pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplace, litigation strategy and ongoing employment and labour law related matters.

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Conduent Inc.

Advised client and its Indian LLP, Conduent Business Services India LLP, on the transfer of its HR Services business to a new entity that was formed, and which was then sold to the Acquirer. This included all aspects in relation to the transfer of employees to the newly formed company.

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited

Advising client on structuring of salary of employees, minimum wages and provident fund implication across various states including Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala.

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Merck Limited

Defending client in Supreme Court of India in a special leave petition filed by an ex-employee for recovery of alleged outstanding terminal dues.

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Apax Partners

Assisted the client in the transaction involving the acquisition by Apax Partners of Healthium Medtech Private Limited. This included advising the client on separation and release agreements for senior management and drafting new employment contracts and stock option programmes for hiring of CXO level employees.  

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Flipkart Group

Assisted client in the transaction involving the acquisition of a majority stake by Walmart Inc. in Flipkart. This included assistance on all employment aspects of the transaction including compliance with various provisions of law. 

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Firstsource Solutions Limited

Advised on potential issues arising out of employee disciplinary actions, trade union activities, etc.

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Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc

Advised on employee severance related issues, payments to employees and on ongoing employment and labour law related matters including creation of training module on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace and anti-bribery laws.

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