Labor and Employment

"Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.’s labour and employment team ‘can be summed up in one word – superb’. The department handles complex pre-litigation proceedings, disputes and non-contentious sensitive labour matters". 

Legal 500 legal ranking

The firm's Labor Law Department delivers comprehensive legal advice, combining the most advanced doctrines and the latest procedures of labor law, while guaranteeing that the legal advice is adjusted to the business, commercial and organizational needs of each client.

Beyond legal counsel, the department is a strategic partner for its clients in all matters related to the management of human resources and provides a comprehensive and complete response to the variety of needs required to deal with any issue.

The department's clients receive quick, practical and efficient service, without compromising on the highest level of professionalism. The department's Legal advice is based on extensive knowledge and familiarity with labor law, as well as on rich experience combined with creative and unique thinking.

This includes a special emphasis on a work process that anticipates legal exposures and handles them before they are realized. At times, this process also includes the construction of organizational regulation-programs tailored to the needs of the client.

In addition, the department provides a comprehensive and complete service for managing and solving crises of various types in the field of private and Collective Labor law.

The department's services combine a deep commercial understanding that is fully and synergistically in collaboration with all departments of the firm, enabling us to provide quality, up-to-date and A to Z service on a wide range of complex issues.

Among the department's clients of the are leading companies in the Israeli economy, including multinationals, which operate in Israel in a variety of industries (construction, high-tech, technology, communications, insurance, pharmaceuticals, transportation and aviation, Fuel and energy, research, education, etc.).

The department is proud to add new and leading clients each year, while maintaining long-term relationships with its longtime ones. 

The department is ranked as a leading department in all significant international rankings: Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 100. And the Israeli rankings: BDI, DUNS100.

 

Our services include:

• Providing solutions to ongoing questions in all areas of labor law (wages, employment terms, pension terms, social security, etc.), preparing opinions and formulating policy regulations and procedures on a range of topics according to the needs of each organization (IT, privacy, attendance, paid leave, employment of disabled personnel  and more).

• Formulating work agreements adapted to each job and needs, termination agreements, consulting agreements, loan documents, special compensation agreements, including options and shares, pension arrangements and more.

• Representation in all types of proceedings and in all legal instances - labor courts throughout the country, the High Court of Justice as well as civil and legal courts - disciplinary courts, arbitrations, parity committees, enforcement officials in the Ministry of Economics and other official authorities (such as Supervisor of Women's Labor Law) . 

• Accompanying and assisting in the management of various crises, both on the private level (such as complaints of sexual harassment, workplace abuse, etc.) and on the collective realm (initial organization, collective crisis, etc.).

• Accompanying , consulting and representing in collective disputes, including collective bargaining and formulation of collective negotiation agreements.

• Accompanying, consulting and drafting all documents required for merger and acquisition transactions and structural changes.

• Providing solutions to complex work methods: contracts with service providers, human resources agencies, employment issues of foreign workers, visas, etc.

 

 

News    about this expertise

The Guide for Employers and Employees: workers and their rights on the day of local elections

October 7th, 2018

Ahead of the Local Elections Day, which will take place on October 30, 2018, Attorney Racheli Harari-Lifshitz, partner and head of Amit, Pollak and Matalon's Labor and Employment department, was interviewed by 103FM Radio on the rights and obligations of workers and employers on Elections Day. For the article, click here....Read More 

The obligation to disclose documents in the modern era

August 5th, 2018

The winds of change blowing in the Labor Courts as to the inherent tension between the obligation to disclose documents in the Labor Court proceedings and the need to protect the right of an employee for privacy. Attorney Na'ama Babish, a senior partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Department, wrote a fascinating article on t...Read More 

Were you fired or have you resigned? This is how you'll know if you deserve compensation

July 30th, 2018

What is Article 14 and should it be entered into the employment contract? To whom do the severance pay funds belong, and when can the worker be denied the compensation? In light of the changes in the law, Adv. Naama Babish, a partner in the firm's labor law department, took part in an article about what employees should know about th...Read More 
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Recognition    about this expertise

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI

June 11th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CLASS ACTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HIGH TECH AND VENTURE CAPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND TENDERS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TAX ...Read More 

APM & Co.'s Labor and Employment in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500

June 7th, 2018

APM & Co. has been ranked in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of Labor and Employment. The guide noted: Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.’s labour and employment team ‘can be summed up in one word – superb’. The depart...Read More 

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100

March 29th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION URBAN RENEWAL BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION INSOLVENCY AND BANKING LITIGATION CLASS ACTIONS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CORPORATE TAX ADMINIS...Read More 
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Legal Updates    about this expertise

קיצור שבוע העבודה בשעה אחת; היתר כללי וכניסתו לתוקף של תיקון 17 לחוק שעות עבודה ומנוחה

March 20th, 2018

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Legal Update- Labor and Employment Law- March 2014

March 4th, 2014

A legal update by our firm's Labor and Employment department summarizing recent changes in the Labor Law practice. For the full legal update click here (Hebrew item)....Read More