In corporate life, labour and employment matters occupy a substantial part of routine work, but its scope has been expanding parallel to the increase of complexities in the business world. It is therefore both routine and dynamic process and navigating through complex labour and compliance regulations safely which is significant for companies to achieve their business goals. It even becomes more crucial for foreign companies investing abroad, as it requires to meet a different set of regulations and standards.
GSI advises and represents the clients in whole spectrum of employment and labour issues. Our practice concentrates in three dimensions, first of which is the conventional area such as preparing employment contracts, dealing with wrongful terminations, or discrimination or mobbing claims. GSI provides employment law counselling on complex and sophisticated corporate/transactional employment matters. Also, GSI provides tailor made assistance and consultancy services in employment law and social security law matters. Of these services, GSI mostly provides legal support by reviewing and drafting employment agreements, subcontracting agreements and agreements for temporary employment relations, internal regulations; consulting on termination, resignation and reemployment process of each employee as well as providing legal consultancy to Human Resources departments in case of collective redundancy of employees. Besides, application for work permits and residency for non-citizen clients are among our common practices. In addition to that, we also advise and train our client companies for compliance issues as preventive measure such as health and safety, environment and similar issues and we establish in-house compliance system as policies and procedures and their manual guidelines. GSI keeps the clients up to date by providing memorandums on recent amendments on the related legislation, providing detailed legal evaluation on Business Conduct Guidelines of the company as well as providing day to day consultancy on various complex legal issues. Furthermore, GSI gives advice on labour law consequences of acquisitions of companies and transfer of workplaces. Third specific asset we offer to our clients is our experience in labour relations and negotiations with unions, particularly collective bargaining or protection of labour rights in acquisitions and privatization cases.
Above all, GSI gives HR training to the managers of the company covering major issues of employment law and issues of human resources.
Furthermore, GSI publishes an academic journal named “Articletter” including several subjects as well as articles on labour law in order to inform and strengthen the clients by precious information.