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​Orrick offers an array of employment counseling services including access to the nation's most seasoned employment trial attorneys and trusted corporate advisors.

We advise clients on all areas of employment law including the creation of global employment practices and procedures, proactive audit and risk identification in the employment arena, planning and implementing reductions in force and alternative right-sizing programs, performance, incentive and compensation (executive and staff), pre and post-employment restrictions, data privacy and expatriate matters.

We take into account differences in our clients’ industry and business models and provide advice appropriate for their marketplaces and internal cultures. We partner with our clients’ in house counsel, management and HR departments to search for solutions that satisfy their business needs and legal requirements. Our counseling clients include, among others, Basic Chemical, Genentech and Levi Strauss & Co.

Examples of our advice and prevention work include:

  • Companies expanding its operations outside the United States
  • Restructuring of various bonus compensation plans
  • WARN and other related severance issues stemming from significant reductions in force
  • Audit of company-wide operations
  • Wage-and-hour audits
  • EEO audits and advice on promotion and compensation practices
  • Claims involving post employment restrictive covenants and trade secrets
  • Changes to retiree benefit programs under ERISA and NLRA
  • Setting up fringe benefit programs including alternative work arrangements and parental care programs
  • Creating and implementing HR data privacy policies for multinational groups