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Employment and benefit solutions

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Turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions, comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements and minimize their exposure as the result of a conflict (including litigation if appropriate).

National and international social security law

Rising national debt levels combined with a profusion of legislative provisions and court decisions in recent years have fueled changes in social security legislation and program requirements. Compounding the issue is the fact that social security can be a personal and emotionally charged issue for employees who are concerned about healthcare coverage and long-term welfare during retirement.  Businesses are challenged by increasing complex regulations which can have a major financial impact.

Deloitte Legal assists companies with:

  • International social security compliance services
  • Advice on applicable legislation
  • Negotiations with social security authorities
  • Disputes relating to social security contributions
  • Application of social security agreements
  • Advice on the legal aspects of health-care coverage 

In addition to providing local guidance, Deloitte Legal helps businesses with international, cross-border social security issues that arise as a result of global operations.

 

Pensions and benefits

Attracting and retaining top talent is high on the agenda of most companies. In addition to competitive remuneration packages, successful businesses augment employee compensation with benefits packages that include one or more of the following:  pensions, stock option plans, health and wellness benefits. Over the past twenty years the regulations relating to pensions and other benefit programs have steadily increased and become more technical in nature. Deloitte Legal helps businesses with:   

  • Remuneration — design and development of compensation schemes
  • Pensions  — establish, operate, merge, restructure and unwind programs
  • Benefits — package development including health insurance, maternity, long-term care
  • Employee profit-sharing — create and administer programs
  • Employee savings plan — design and develop programs
  • Issues arising when entities are merged, acquired or restructured

Deloitte Legal helps businesses with the strategic design of programs and guidance on mandatory procedures as well as drafting legal documentation.  We work with companies to help them attract and retain top talent through well-managed, cost-effective pension and benefits programs.

Mobility and immigration

For companies with global operations, employee mobility is often a key component of their strategic plans. Businesses need to organize and coordinate international transfers of employees including material needs, remuneration and legal matters, quickly and in a cost-effective manner. Deloitte Legal assists businesses with:

  • Design of international mobility policies
  • Drafting of international work agreement and assignment letters
  • Advice on social security coverage
  • Design of expatriate employee remuneration
  • Issues related to repatriation and termination of assignments
  • Immigration law :
            - Relocation of employees
            - Hiring foreign employees including assistance in obtaining visas, work permits, entry clearances, residence requirements and citizenship
            - Representation before local immigration authorities

Deloitte Legal lawyers work closely with Deloitte colleagues in tax and human capital consulting to bring businesses the guidance they need to make and implement informed business decisions. Deloitte stands apart in the global mobility space in terms of capabilities and worldwide reach.

Estates and trusts

Planning for the future is something all successful organizations and individuals do. Deloitte Legal works with:

  • Owners of private companies
  • Wealthy individuals and families
  • Corporations looking to establish or grow their philanthropic activities and legacy 

Deloitte Legal assists clients with planning advice, establishing or changing the terms of a trust, making distributions, and making substantial financial gifts to individuals, nonprofits, charities or other philanthropic organizations. We advise charities on their charters and guide them when questions arise about various types of grants.

Together Deloitte and Deloitte Legal bring mixed teams of lawyers and business professionals specializing in estate planning, commercial trusts, personal trusts, private company services and tax, according to the specific needs and objectives of the individual or company.

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