HR, Employment & Labour

Best HR, Employment And Labour Lawyers In India

In any entity’s formation, structuring, or operations, its human resource (HR) stands out to be its biggest asset and its backbone. As the term suggests, HR means and includes the set of people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, industry, or economy.

Given that HR is paramount to the development, growth, and existence of every industry in a country, the labour and employment laws in India hold great significance. Owing to the legal system and government’s steadfast efforts, labour rules, regulations and compliances are strongly enforced in a developing nation like ours.

In the HR, employment and labour practice area, Ahlawat & Associates (A&A) is recognized as and holds the title of the most trusted and dependable law firm in India. A&A has, to its leverage, an extensive industry experience not just in domestic but also in the global front. In the ever evolving and dynamic labour law ecosystem in India, A&A and its dedicated team of professionals constantly endeavour to stay current with the amended laws and compliances, landmark judgements, industry trends, and labour act in India.

Our team of professionals are proficient and experienced in advising clients on the plethora of regulations relating to labour and employment laws in India which needs to be complied with by start-ups, and companies looking for an opportunity to do business in India. Our team has aided its international clients on numerous occasions by moulding their global HR and employment policies to meet the Indian legal and industry standards and requirements to ensure that such subsidiaries or companies are completely compliant with the HR, employment and labour laws in India.

Apart from having its own dedicated team of professionals for labour and employment laws within the firm, A&A also sustains a domestic and global network of professional consultants. A&A’s outreach and network provides the firm with a unique ability to advise its clients in any part domestically or locally including in remote areas, irrespective of the client’s location.

A&A’S Expertise In HR, Employment, And Labour Laws

We have assisted and advised varied clients on multiple occasions on compliances, taxation, and regulatory issues relating to workforce management and employee rights in India.

Indian labour and employment law is governed by the state and the central legislature. Labour law in India aims to protect the employee’s/labour’s rights in India, to prevent discrimination, and promote conducive & safe work environment. Applicability of the statutes is contingent on multiple factors such as the industry, nature of work done by the employees, strength of the workforce, remuneration, duration of service, etc.

Witnessing the evolution of new industries and the drastic change in workforce management techniques and work culture, has led A&A to have attained the capability and its client’s confidence in addressing the challenges faced by organisations in complying with the labour laws in India.

Be it organizational structuring, employment compliance laws, acquisitions, outsourcing, data protection, international workforce relations, litigations or risk management, our team of professionals adopt a solution oriented practical approach to address any and all labour law issues. While maintaining transparency and ethics, we drive the client into a direction where workforce management is carried out in the simplest manner with minimum deviations, or road blocks.

Our HR, Employment And Labour Services

Our labour and employment related legal services in India include:

  • Compliance with Employment and Labour Laws in India.
  • Drafting all related documentations such as Letter of Offer, Employment Agreements, Employment Manuals, among others.
  • Drafting company employment/ HR policies and compliance manuals.
  • Structuring employee compensations/ benefits/ perks.
  • Structuring and drafting Employee Stock Options Plans.
  • Drafting Sexual Harassment Policies
  • Assistance in downsizing and retrenchment.

Work Highlights

  • Assisted our long-standing client, which has been acquired by world’s leading American multinational technology company, with all of its legal documentation during recruitments, commercial contracts and related agreements, Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP) etc.
  • Our team has personally conducted POSH training for its clients to spread awareness and empowerment amongst their employees and to further ensure strict conformity on part of the employers.
  • Assisted UK’s leading business holders in the sector of big data, AI and microbiome data standards frameworks with the legal documentation in India at the time of employee onboarding, with alteration of its UK policies in line with the Indian statues and further assisted at the time of employee terminations with smooth handover, settlement and dispute resolutions, amongst other legal assistance.
  • During the outbreak of Covid-19, we assisted and aided our clients with work from home policies, documentation and strategized team and salary restructuring while staying within the ambit of prevalent employee contracts and statues.
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Experienced Team

At A&A, we ensure that we have skilled and experienced corporate lawyers in India and in other parts of the world, thus ensuring optimum management and service of even the most complex transactions. We have been able to establish ourselves as one of the reputable corporate law firms in India owing to the strict adherence to our standards of professional responsibility when dealing with our clients and other issues.

Industry Experience

Whilst A&A has been able to cater to legal needs pan India as well as globally, its main founding office and headquarters is in Delhi and it is due to this foothold, A&A has played a vital role in providing advice to the government on various legal and policy-related issues and is amongst the few corporate law firms in India to have the experience and optimal understanding of interpretation and drafting of policy matters.

Client-Centric Approach

A&A adopts an approach that demands the highest levels of knowledge, technical skill and service delivery allowing us to provide accurate, reliable, timely, and cost-effective advice while maintaining international standards of excellence and create a bespoke approach for every client and their business. Our unique perspective of working on our client’s matters as a critical part of their team allows us to address their problems like our own. We believe that each client comes with different requirements and concerns – and we work tirelessly to achieve their goals and pursue their objectives.


We make sure that our fee structure and the legal costs involved are very transparent and predictable for our clients. We believe that client relationships are based on trust and a sense of common purpose, and we never falter on our promise making us one of the top corporate law firms in India. Our priority has been to deliver the best legal & business solutions and our fee arrangements are tailored to the needs of the client, the client’s goals, and the nature of the matter.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is HR, Employment and Labour law?

    HR, Employment and Labour law are central and state specific laws regulating employment in India. Different employment and labour laws seek to protect various categories of employees. Additionally, the laws are also bifurcated in terms of their applicability on commercial establishments, industrial units, factories, seasonal units, etc. Labour laws ensure complete understanding and compliance of the regulatory regime and avoid any risk of potential legal actions without prejudicing their business interests.

  2. What does a HR, Employment and Labour lawyer do?

    Our HR, employment and labour lawyers provide advice on areas and events around business sale and acquisitions, change of ownership, employee benefits including equity-based incentive schemes, employment agreements and policies, workplace diversity and discrimination issues. We routinely conduct staff training on workplace ethics and anti-bribery issues. We also work closely with our clients on exits and separation agreements, secondment and consulting agreements, employee disputes and disciplinary inquiries and investigations and sexual harassment related situations.

  3. How to select the best HR, Employment and Labour law firm?

    While choosing the best HR, employment and labour law firm, one should look into an attorney’s experience who shall be dedicatedly addressing to the client’s needs. The track record of the law firm, communication and comfort are also major factors that should be considered. Our team of employment and labour law in India is experienced in handling all day-to-day challenges that a workplace of an organization face regularly.

  4. Why choose Ahlawat & Associates as your HR, Employment and Labour law firm?

    A&A Employment and labour law practice offers extensive knowledge of Labour Act in India and Employment law, as well as the practical advantage of having it implemented execution into effective compliance and regulatory agreements that encompass employment agreements, labour, and HR policies, employees’ rights, etc. With significant client base in Employment and labour law, our lawyers understand the regulatory challenges that most organizations face and are experienced at handling their day-to-day requirements. We bridge the gap between employees and employers and regulations allowing our clients to be fully compliant and legally protected so that they are able to concentrate on other aspects of their business.

  5. What are the HR, Employment and Labour services offered by A&A?

    Our experienced team provides an array of legal services in the HR, employment and labour ranging from compliance with Employment and Labour Laws, drafting documents with respect to employment, sexual harassment policies and all legal compliances.


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