Efrat Deutsch & Co. Law Firm is one of Israel’s leading “Boutique” firms in the field of various areas of labor law.
The firm was established in 2007 by Adv. Efrat Deutsch.
The firm specializes in representing employers and provides services to a wide variety of employers, including: public companies, international companies, and employers in the high-tech, food, industry, retail, services and fashion sectors, as well as NGOs.
The firm is committed to the provision of creative legal accompaniment which provides a response to the frequent changes in labor legislation, which are affected by economic trends in Israel and abroad. The firm’s attorneys emphasize the customers’ needs and verify that the legal requirements are implemented and met while supporting customers' economical and organizational goals.
The firm is committed to the highest levels of service and professionalism and provides a well-rounded package of legal services in the field of labor law, including ongoing counsel, accompaniment of employers in collective and individual work relations, accompaniment of collective bargaining and negotiations, conducting legal procedures in the court, preparing individual and collective employment agreements, providing legal counsel, preparing legal opinions and more.
The firm is a leading law firm in the area of accompanying and managing complex change processes in a corporation’s lifecycle, as well as collective processes from the initial unionization stages through the negotiations and up to the preparation of collective agreements.
Ongoing support and counsel for employers
Employment relations - counsel on all stages of employment relations, from the recruiting procedures, through employment contracts, counsel on issues that arise over the course of employment relations and termination of employment procedures.
Collective employment relations – management of collective negotiations, consultations on employment relations issues, labor disputes and strikes.
Accompanying employers in reorganization, cutbacks and transactions (from the labor law perspective) - Supporting employers through complex organizational lifecycle change including acquisitions, mergers, re-organization processes, cutbacks etc. Supporting employers in implementing the change in the context of the employment relations within the company, and in their interaction with external entities such as government ministries, where necessary.
Termination of employment procedures - guiding and accompanying employers through collective and individual employment termination processes, hearings, drafting retirement agreements for executives, and protecting the employer's rights and property following the termination of employment.
Equality laws - consultation on implementing laws related to promoting equality in the workplace (preventing discrimination based on gender, medical condition, military reserve duty, ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, political views, place of residence, sexual identity, etc.) among employees and employment candidates, in employment relations, while recruiting new employees, and upon termination of employment.
Protecting trade secrets and occupational restrictions - consultations related to occupational freedom, protecting the employer's property and trade secrets, drafting agreements, consulting during the termination of employment relations, and managing legal proceedings related to occupational freedom and protecting corporative property in accordance with the most up-to-date legislation.
Negotiations, contracts and agreements
Negotiations and agreements - supporting negotiations on all aspects of employment relations and drafting agreements, including employment, confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-competition, intellectual property protection, retirement, termination of employment and collective-bargaining agreements, and more.
Agreements with service, human resources and outsourcing contractors - consultations on contracts with external contractors for the provision of various services, including service contractors, HR companies, placement agencies, external freelance contractors, etc., and drafting agreements that fully comply with the law.
Representation in legal proceedings and interaction with government ministries
Applications for permits from the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Interior - Receiving special permits from the Supervisor of Employment Relations in the Ministry of Economy, permits for work beyond regular work hours, permits from the Supervisor of Employment of Women in the Ministry of Economy, work permits for foreign consultants from the Ministry of Interior, etc.
Administrative and criminal proceedings - The firm represents employers in administrative legal proceedings in front of enforcement authorities; provide consultations and legal representation for our clients on issues related to monetary sanctions and administrative warnings; and represents employers and officers in criminal litigations filed in labor courts.
Representation in court, arbitration, and parity committees - representation in district labor courts and in the national labor court in Jerusalem, representation in arbitration processes and parity committees
Class action on labor-related legal issues - the firm specializes in consultation and representation for employers in labor courts when class action is filed against the employer.
Collective bargaining negotiation, including first-time collective organization
Initial collective organization and negotiations - the firm has vast experience with representation and accompaniment of clients during collective bargaining negotiations, both at the initial stage, before drafting the first collective bargaining agreement, and in later-stage negotiations on collective agreements. Counsel and support during the initial employee-organizational stage on proper rules of conduct.
The firm’s vision
To find the appropriate solution for every customer, with full attentiveness, mutual contemplation and emphasis on the customer’s wishes and values.
To accompany our customers through joyous occasions of growth, prosperity, sale and merger.
Simultaneously, to know how to provide support also through cutbacks, streamlining and crises.
The firm’s motto
To remember that counseling means providing the customer with the tools for making a better decision.
To remember that employment relationships are complex and sensitive and have cross-organizational effects.
To remember that a small, minor conflict might develop into a crisis, a class action or a public protest. To know how to identify, handle and prevent crises.
The firm’s way of doing things
To provide superb service.
To provide professional, available and pleasant service with full understanding of the customer’s needs.
To provide available and fast service, without neglecting professionalism and the need for checking all of the professional aspects.