India HR Employment Law Masterclass 2019


SESSION: 9:00 AM - 5:3PM (SGT)

Venue: Six Battery Road, #10-01, Singapore 049909


With Asia poised as a regional employment hub, regional HR professionals need to strengthen legal competencies to handle complex labour-related matters. The regional HR role is no longer seen as the static policy maker, but the first contact point to tactfully navigate employment relationships to avoid disputes and costly litigation. These matters, if handled properly, lay the essential foundation for the business to proliferate in the region.


1. Indian labour & employment laws updates for foreign employers

2. Overview of Indian labour & employment laws and HR practices

3. Employee recruitment & onboarding and important HR documentation

4. Compensation structuring, employee benefits, social security & ESOPs

5. Expatriates and secondment arrangements

6. Dealing with employee situations - experience sharing

7. Employee transfers in M&A; importance of due diligence

8. Downsizing, reduction in force and employment termination in India - law and practice

9. Handling common employee claims and labour disputes

10. Proposed reforms in 2019 and what to expect in 2020



Head, HR laws Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Vikram leads the HR Laws team at Nishith Desai Associates. He is consistently ranked as a Global Thought Leader and leading Employment lawyer by global legal publications. Vikram is an Officer on IBA’s Employment & Industrial Relations Law Committee and SHRM’s subject matter expert for Industrial Relations.


Leader, HR laws Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Preetha is a leader of the HR Laws team at Nishith Desai Associates. She has advised a wide spectrum of MNCs on intricate and challenging aspects of the complex labour laws in India. Besides advising clients on new age HR issues, she has been active on the policy formulation front and has been an avid speaker at several conferences and panels relating to HR Law matters.