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September 26, 2021
Hiring an employee through a pay slip or as a freelancer – which is better?
Labor Law and Immigration
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, Media and Artists
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
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, Media and Artists
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 […]
October 8, 2018
On (Employees) Stock Options and Divorces
High-Tech and Technology
Statistics indicates that more than a quarter of married couples in Israel will undergo a divorce. Some would say, like the well-known comedian Louis C.K., that marriage is just the preparation for the really good thing – the divorce. At the time of the divorce, the spouses’ assets are balanced and for this purpose each […]
August 25, 2018
Failed to hold a hearing before terminating an employee? It might still be OK
Labor Law and Immigration
In recent years more and more verdicts ordered employers to compensate employees on the ground that no legal hearing has been held before deciding to terminate their employment. Despite the high awareness among employers regarding the obligation to hold a hearing, many employers still fail to do so. But does the failure to hold a […]
July 28, 2018
“Taming of the Shrew” in the Digital Age-Employer Emails and Defamation
Labor Law and Immigration
An employee is dismissed due to disciplinary issues. The employer, in order to ensure that the events do not repeat themselves, informs all employees by e-mail of the matter. The employer does that in a broad office distribution to the rest of the employees in order to promote proper work discipline in the workplace. Can […]
July 11, 2018
“Fresh Start” – Is a company bound by pre-incorporation agreements?
High-Tech and Technology
Promises should be kept. However, what would you say of a new start-up whereby promises need not be kept? In the entrepreneurial world, it is customary for an entrepreneur to perform various actions on behalf of a company to be incorporated, even before its incorporation. Thus, for example, an entrepreneur would often hire employees, preform […]
May 6, 2018
So how do you “inflate” a claim against a prior employer? Easily!
Labor Law and Immigration
We often encounter the filing of inflated claims by employees against their former employers. While for many contentions there is no dispute that if it turns out that they are baseless then the claim will be dismissed, there is one contention that could turn the table – breach of the duty to give notice to […]
February 26, 2018
Employer, you may terminate an employee, but promises are to be kept!
Labor Law and Immigration
An employer terminates the employment of an employee due to the employee not being suitable for the position. The Labor Court sets that prior to the dismissal of the employee, the employer should have sought another position for the employee. Does this mean that the labor relations in Israel are moving in a dangerous direction […]
January 13, 2018
The Employer’s Responsibility to Prevent Sexual Harassment
Labor Law and Immigration
Sexual harassment in general, and sexual harassment at the workplace in particular, is a topic that has recently risen intensely to the public agenda. Israeli law establishes a series of actions that an employer must take in order to prevent sexual harassment and deal with events, and an employer may find itself responsible if it […]
October 22, 2017
Obligation to detail grounds for termination of employment as part of a hearing
Labor Law and Immigration
Many of our clients, who are considering termination of a certain employee, often ask whether, and to what extent, one need specify the grounds for dismissal as part of a summons to a pre-termination hearing and at the hearing itself. Is it necessary to specify the full grounds, even if such might offend the employee? […]
August 16, 2017
The Requirement of Good Faith in Labor Court Claims
Labor Law and Immigration
As an office that represents employers in labor disputes we often encounter claims, the background of which is the employee’s belief that Labor Courts tend to favor employees and do not order payment of expenses in case of a rejection of a claim. Thus, Labor Courts are constantly facing frivolous claims, whether by employees or […]
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