Suma focuses primarily on labour and employment matters. She advises domestic and international clients on labour and employment issues arising out of their day-to-day operations in India. She advises clients on applicability of labour laws, engagement of different categories of workforce, including employees, non-employees and third part employees/contract workers, change in conditions of service and secondment of employees. She handles formation/drafting of HR policies, standing orders, code of conduct, anti-sexual harassment policies and guidelines, grievance redressal process, disciplinary process and exit formalities.
She advises clients on issues pertaining to compensation and employee benefits. She advises requirements under proposed labour codes and alignment of existing policies with the proposed labour codes. She advises on lay-off, retrenchment, downsizing and transfer/transition of employment of the employees.
She advises and assists clients in handling industrial disputes and trade union activities and advises on wage settlements, strike and lock-out situation and unfair labour practices.