Navigating the complex landscape of employment laws in Pakistan can be a challenge for both employers and employees. At AAQ LLP, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services in the field of employment law to protect your rights and interests.

Understanding Employment Law

Employment Law, often referred to as labour law, encompasses a wide range of legal matters that govern the relationship between employers and employees. These laws are in place to ensure fairness, equity, and compliance within the workplace. Employment law deals with issues such as employment contracts, workplace discrimination, wages and benefits, termination, workplace safety, and much more.

Key Laws Applicable in Employment Law

In Pakistan, several key laws and regulations govern employment relationships and related matters. Some of the prominent employment laws include:

  • The Employment of Children Act, 1991: This law safeguards the rights of children in employment, prohibiting their employment in certain hazardous occupations.
  • The Industrial Relations Act, 2012: This act outlines the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, addressing matters related to collective bargaining, trade unions, and dispute resolution.
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936: This law governs the timely payment of wages to employees and ensures transparency in wage deductions.
  • The Minimum Wages Ordinance, 1961: This ordinance sets minimum wage standards for various industries to protect workers from exploitation.
  • The Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Act, 1976: This act establishes a social security system for employees in Pakistan, providing them with old-age, disability, and survivor benefits.
  • The West Pakistan Maternity Benefit Ordinance, 1958: This ordinance grants female employees maternity leave and benefits, promoting gender equality in the workplace

Our Expertise in Employment Law

At AAQ LLP, our team of experienced employment lawyers specializes in addressing a wide range of employment-related issues, including:

  1. Employment Contracts: We assist in drafting and reviewing employment contracts to ensure that your rights and obligations are clearly defined.
  2. Discrimination and Harassment: We provide legal representation for cases of workplace discrimination and harassment, promoting a safe and inclusive work environment.
  3. Wage and Hour Disputes: Our lawyers help resolve disputes related to unpaid wages, overtime, and other wage-related issues.
  4. Termination and Severance: We offer guidance on employee termination, severance agreements, and wrongful termination claims.
  5. Employment Compliance: We ensure that your business complies with all relevant labour laws and regulations, reducing the risk of legal disputes.
  6. Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans: We assist in designing and managing employee benefits and retirement plans to attract and retain talent.

Contact Us Today

Whether you are an employer seeking to navigate employment laws or an employee facing workplace issues, AAQ LLP is your trusted legal partner. Our employment lawyers are here to provide expert advice and representation tailored to your specific needs.

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