Employment Law

Employers today face growing market complexities, from legal and regulatory changes to the technological and social developments that are shaping the future of work.

How we work

We have innovative, entrepreneurial and tech-oriented lawyers.
We invest in long-term client partnerships, enhanced by a deep understanding of their businesses, industry sectors and risk appetite.
We provide practical, solution-focused, forward looking, integrated and multi-disciplinary advice.
We work across a global network, in a way that challenges the norms and disrupts markets.

How we support our clients:

HR risk and compliance

Change today is constant. We help employers to stay legally compliant with applicable employment laws to limit risk; remain in line with best practice and assisting them to keep up to date and implement and harmonise policies and procedures on employment concerns.

Global mobility and employer services

Teaming up with our global human capital consulting and mobility experts, we help clients proactively manage the growing complexities of an internationally mobile workforce by providing employment law and consulting advice to businesses on all aspects of workforce strategy.

Fair and equal pay

Are your workers paid fairly for their contribution? We help businesses to ensure they have appropriate strategies and enabling policies in place that support the growth of a truly diverse workforce that is treated fairly, paid equitably and in line with legal requirements.

M&A and transactional services

Working with our corporate and commercial legal teams, together with non-legal transactional services experts from across Deloitte, we have the expertise and resources to provide clients with unique transactional support.


A strong ESG proposition can help companies attract and retain quality employees, enhance employee engagement and experience and increase productivity overall. We help to deal with the legal implications of ESG risks for employers.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

An area of increasing focus by employers and employees alike, diversity and inclusion objectives are becoming a key measure of organisational values. We assist employers across a number of areas including strategy, recognising risk and supporting corporate D&I goals.


An increased focus on conduct, accountability, and governance means that businesses, their stakeholders and regulators continue to keep workplace behaviours under close review. It is more important than ever that employers investigate allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Business transformation

Alongside our business restructuring experts, we assist organisations with the design, implementation and management of cost reduction processes and digital transformation programmes. Our team can help businesses to navigate the legal complexities of such processes and programmes.

Employee relations and collective workforce issues

We support businesses in developing effective global strategies to build strong workplace relations including with trade unions, works councils and other employee bodies.

Financial services employment advice

We help financial services firms manage the legal and HR risks that can arise at each stage of the employment lifecycle and as a result of regulatory developments and requirements. We support businesses in early and fast growth stages, including fintech and payments firms, as well as those operating with more mature and established business models in the banking, asset management, insurance, private equity and investment sectors.

Employment and pensions disputes

Even with the best risk avoidance strategies and processes in place, sometimes employment and pensions litigation is unavoidable. We robustly enforce and defend our client’s legal rights, whilst seeking to minimise the risk and costs of litigation throughout.

Worker status and supply chain

Worker status in the gig economy is an evolving sector of employment law. But many organisations have been slow to adjust to the new mix of traditional employees and contingent workers.

Our objective is to provide effective support tailored to the needs of the client’s business, delivered seamlessly as part of the client’s team.

International employment and pensions law support

Deloitte Legal’s global team of employment and pensions lawyers work in more than 75 countries across EMEA, APAC and the Americas, supported by an alliance with a leading US labour law firm.

Our International Employment Law Guide contains summaries of the employment law rules in 60+ countries, including the US, and analyses them to identify similarities and differences.

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Key contact

David Williams

David Williams


David has over 25 years’ experience working with clients to help them handle the employment law-related risks involved in managing their staff, from recruitment, all the way through to possible depart... More

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