Employment

Who We Are

Our employment law and tax practices are stronger together. We mostly act for corporates in early stages of employment disputes and we do litigate if the situation requires protection of our clients from unreasonable demands of the employees. We like acting for the management teams in buy-outs and tax planning exercises. Our assistance to HR departments is efficient, creative and immediately available.

Practice In Detail
  • Agents
  • Asset Management Outsourcing
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disputes
  • Equity Incentives
  • Executive Compensation & Taxation
  • Staff Outsourcing
  • Trade Unions
Clients
  • AirBaltic
  • Airo Catering
  • BAO
  • Booking Group
  • Datakom
  • Ernst & Young Baltics
  • Moller Baltic Import
  • Officeday Latvia
  • Omniva
  • Prike Latvija
  • RIMI
  • Tele2 Shared Service Center
  • Valmieras stikla šķiedra
  • WorkingDay

Experience

Representing a Latvian top 15 company in an ongoing collective dispute with several trade unions. The dispute concerns the interpretation of the rules that determine the amount of compensation that employees may claim in case of business trips or work travel trips.

Representing the client before the State Employment Inspectorate regarding alleged discrimination of employees on the grounds of family status. The case shall clarify, whether employees must issue health insurance to employees, who are on parental leave.

Advising a top 5 Latvian company in various employment disputes, which recently included assistance with a case of emotional harassment and inappropriate advances both during and outside business hours.

Advising LINDSTROM PRODEM SIA on the limitations and legal requirements for employment of non-EU nationals.

Helped a headhunting and personnel selection company to devise a defence in case of alleged discrimination on the grounds of nationality. The State Employment Inspectorate terminated the case,

Representing an employee before the Latvian state courts in a mobbing and bossing case, which allegedly occurred as a result of long-term suspension from work.

Assisting an IT company with a turnover of EUR 22 Mio with transferring employees in the context of outsourcing services to a third party, including the manoeuvring of contractual restrictions due to recently obtained funding from EU funds.

Assisting NGO INKO CENTRS in termination of employment relations with several employees.

Advising RIMI LATVIA SIA on drafting of employment agreements and overall regulatory acts as well as on compliance with the Labour Law regulation.

Advising TA Hydronics UAB, part of IMI plc, in an employment dispute arising from unpaid taxes by the employee.

Key Contacts

Jūlija Jerņeva

Partner

+371 29 131 597

julija.jerneva@vilgerts.comEmail

Jānis Kubilis

Head of Dispute Resolution

+371 26 349 255

janis.kubilis@vilgerts.comEmail

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