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July 20, 2024
Who ordered §14 and didn’t get it? or: Why did my company’s value drop in the DD?
Labor Law and Immigration
Mergers and Acquisitions
An article on Israeli employee deposits under section 14 and the importance of depositing the correct amounts to prevent a drop in the value of the company during due diligence for a merger or acquisition transaction. The article was written by Osnat Nitay of Afik & Co.
January 16, 2024
Startup Your Privacy, or: on Private Companies
Privacy, GDPR, Confidentiality and protection of reputation
High-Tech and Technology
Labor Law and Immigration
The first rule that almost every high-tech entrepreneur or beginner businessman learns, even before he is weaned of the use of diapers, is that no information should be given before signing a confidentiality agreement. The first law that learns a beginner lawyer in the field is that it usually turns out that no agreements are […]
December 10, 2023
The Employees’ Dilma – Record in the Book or “All Bets Are Off” ?
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on changing an employment agreement by behavior and whether an employee must stand up for his rights or can wait for the employment to end. The article was written by attorney Yair Aloni from Afik & Co.
November 20, 2023
Are you a good employee? So you are probably allowed steal from the employer!
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the ability to prevent an employer to forfeit the severance pay of an employee who embezzled. The article was written by Osnat Nitay of Afik & Co.
September 14, 2023
What is the weak link in the chain and who is the boss?
Labor Law and Immigration
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Dispute Resolution
An article on the employer identity of employees in a chain managed through franchise agreements - are franchisee employees also employees of the chain?
April 4, 2023
On special experience and limitation of occupation
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on restrictions on an employee's freedom of occupation when he undergoes special training by the employer
March 23, 2023
Personal liability of managers and shareholders for employee wages in a company
Labor Law and Immigration
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Dispute Resolution
Is there a personal liability of managers and shareholders to company debts to its employees? Under certain circumstances, as the Labor Courts determined, both controlling shareholders and managers may be liable for paying wages of employees (including pension contributions and other obligations to the employees). A well-known corporate rule, which is anchored in the Israeli […]
February 5, 2022
Working from home – not just at Covid-19 times
Labor Law and Immigration
Privacy, GDPR, Confidentiality and protection of reputation
An article dealing with issues that arise from the fact that employees work from home. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik and Co.
November 23, 2021
On the Covid-19 and Labor Relations in the Global World
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
Privacy, GDPR, Confidentiality and protection of reputation
The Covid-19 plague stormed into our lives about two years ago, shuffling the cards and forcing the global and local labor world to quickly adapt to many immediate changes in the forms of employment and employee management. Only time will tell whether the medical storm will also lead to a flood at the Labor Courts. […]
September 26, 2021
Hiring an employee through a pay slip or as a freelancer – which is better?
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An article on hiring the work force as employees or freelancers. The article was written by Adv. Yaakov (Kobi) Ben Simon of Afik & Co.
August 23, 2021
On Faith, Covid-19 Vaccines, Fish and Bicycles
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the ability of an employer to deny salary from an employee who refuses to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 and the clear statement of the Israeli legislator to employers: Do not hire people who refuse to vaccinate. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co.
August 21, 2021
The golden rules for the use of social networks for your business
Copyright, Trademarks Media and Artists
Labor Law and Immigration
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article on the legal implications of using a business on social networks and the need for ongoing legal support when doing so
July 24, 2021
Clear message of Labor Court to employees: Steal and Laundered Money!
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An article on the issue of protecting the database of the business by proper employment agreements and the need for a labor law risk survey. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co
June 26, 2021
Mine, Yours, the boss’ !
Copyright, Trademarks Media and Artists
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the importance of creating an employment agreement arranged through a lawyer who also understands the subject of intellectual property to ensure that the rights in the employees' labor products belong to the employer and not to the employees
June 2, 2021
Forgot to check that your employer duly paid you? Too bad, so sad
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An employer pays his employee’s wages at varying times: once by the 10th, but sometimes also on the 15th, or the 20th. On the first few times the employee is not “excited”, but after the fifth time, he “wakes up” and seeks to file a claim for holding back wages. But, then, it may be […]
May 16, 2021
I did steal, but you will pay – defamation against employees ?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on defamation against an employee when updating employees and others regarding the circumstances of his dismissal
February 20, 2021
So what if the waiver was fraudulently induced? You waived your rights!
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the question of whether a settlement agreement that includes a waiver of claims prevents the filing of a claim in a fraud case
December 12, 2020
Employer’s obligation due to quarantine orders under Covid-19
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An article on payment to employees for forced days of quarantine due to the Covid-19 epidemic and putting employees on unpaid leave during the Covid-19 period
February 21, 2020
On Bears, Loans and Employment
Labor Law and Immigration
An employee approches the employer and asks for a loan. The employer lends the money to the employee and they agree that every month the employee will repay the money as a deduction from the salary. Is the employee actually obligated to repay the money as a deduction from salary ? Under the Israeli Labor […]
December 30, 2019
So what are my options
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Labor Law and Immigration
Taxation and Government Incentives and Funding
So you succeeded in realizing “the Israeli dream” – you were hired by a high-tech company and are on the right path to “big money”. You arrive at your first day at work and received the standard new employee set of documents, including a “standard” employment contract, which also notes that you are entitled to […]
March 9, 2019
Better Late Than Never-Have you Heard of a Belated Hearing?
Labor Law and Immigration
In recent years there has been a significant case law development in connection with the obligation to hold a pre-dismissal hearing in the private labor law sector. The high compensation awarded for failure to hold a hearing led to a situation in which employers are well aware of their duty. At the same time, this […]
December 31, 2018
Employer, an employee signed a waiver? It is not necessarily valid
Labor Law and Immigration
A company employs an employee for a limited period. Before extending the agreement and payment of certain payments related to the finished period of employment, the company demands that the employee sign a waiver as to the previous period of employment. Is such waiver valid under law? In recent years, the trend of the case […]
December 18, 2018
Employee Stock Option Plan – Nothing New Under the Sun
High-Tech and Technology
Taxation and Government Incentives and Funding
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Every employee in the high-tech industry (and these days also in other sectors of the economy) knows the term “ESOP” and often start-ups, with the aim of saving legal costs, also create an employee stock option plan and option grant agreements instead of salary (or as part of the salary) without first consulting a lawyer […]
October 19, 2018
Employer: Do not invite an employee to a termination hearing before seeking alternatives for his employment in another position
Labor Law and Immigration
An employer holds a conversation with a veteran employee who is close to the retirement age, during which he explained that he wished to remove the employee from his administrative position due to pertinent considerations of structural changes in the company. The parties agree that the employer will consider options for continuing the employment of […]
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