Rachael is a UK employment lawyer based in Osborne Clarke’s San Francisco office.
As part of Osborne Clarke's international employment team, Rachael supports US headquartered and international companies in time zone with their UK employment and global expansion needs. She works closely alongside Osborne Clarke colleagues and local counsel to coordinate cross-border projects and international employment law issues.
Rachael has particular experience working closely with fast growth and house-hold name technology businesses.
She has a wide range of experience across both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and advises on all aspects of employment law from day-to-day queries, performance management issues, discrimination and grievance cases, dismissal processes, employment documentation and all data protection issues impacting on HR.
She is part of the team of employment lawyers specialising in 'GDPR for HR' advice and is also actively involved in advising clients on issues relating to the Future of Work and helping them to adapt to the changing ways in which we work.
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Home and away: working across borders
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Eating Compliance for Breakfast: US Series: the future of work
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Urban Dynamics | Managing risk around the shift to hybrid working
The necessary shifts in how and where we work during the pandemic have created new legal and compliance risks for...
Distributed workforces: navigating the labor and compliance challenges
Businesses are increasingly willing to take on workers wherever they are in the world, but with a variance in tax...
Business Continuity in a Crisis: practical steps and legal guidance
As we settle into the business environment created by COVID-19, it is crucial that companies dedicate their efforts to business...
International Business Expansion: Key considerations, common pitfalls and practical tips
In an interview with June Ko, General Counsel, CircleCI, Will Devenish and Rachael Oakley discuss the key legal considerations that...