Employment

Ellex Klavins has long experience in matters and disputes of both collective employment and traditional labour, thus we are ideally placed to advise, guide and represent clients domestically and internationally. We can effectively help transfer employees and executives to and from different jurisdictions. Our experts take our clients through the maze of administrative regulations, local legislation and EU policies related to relocation of employees and their families. Our clients range from startups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest global brands.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Irina Kostina

Associate Partner

Dispute Resolution and Employment
Head of Employment Law Practice
+371 67814862
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Daiga Zivtiņa

Partner

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
+371 6781 4848
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Zinta Jansons

Tax Consultant
+371 6781 4848
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Key projects in the field

Ellex Klavins advised and represented a major steel distributor in a complex employment dispute
Successfully assisting our client - a major steel distributor in Latvia - in a complex employment dispute. The case involved court proceedings with an employee who was dismissed due to inability to perform his job obligations as the result of an inappropriate medical condition. The matter concerned an area that has not yet been addressed by the Latvian case-law – situations when an occupational doctor orders the employer to follow certain limitations in respect of employees work but the employer is unable to provide work to the employee that would satisfy these limitations.
 
The client was represented by partner Daiga Zivtina and associate partner Andris Lazdins.
We assisted one of the leading producers of cosmetics in the world regarding the roll out of a global employee share plan
We assisted one of the leading producers of cosmetics in the world regarding the roll out of a global employee share plan. This was an inaugural launch of the incentive plan across the globe.
 
The matter is quite unique for the Baltic States, since the share incentive plans are not very widespread in the Baltic States; moreover, there are no clear legal provisions governing these issues.
 
The client was consulted by Irina Kostina, Head of Employment Practice.
Ellex Klavins provided assistance to Michael Kors in opening its first stores in Latvia
Ellex Klavins provided assistance to Michael Kors in opening its first stores in Latvia.
 
We provided full scale assistance to Michael Kors regarding employment law matters necessary to start new business in Latvia. Among other tasks we adapted the employment agreements and job descriptions to the Latvian law, drafted the working regulations in the company.
 
Ellex Klavins also regularly provides assistance to Michael Kors in general employment and corporate matters.