Vision: Ensures justice in pursuit of harmonious society with the rule of law and good governance.

Mission:  To deliver legal services to the Dzongkhag in fair professional manner

Brief summary:

  • Defend employer against wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and other complaints field with administrative agencies.
  • Represent employers in lawsuits filed in state and federal courts.
  • Advice employers about effective and legal policies, procedures and practice.
  • Drafts lawful, state- specific employee handbooks, polices and procedure.
  • Prepare contracts with employees and contractors, including confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
  • Negotiate and draft executive contracts.
  • Direct and/or conduct investigation into alleged illegal or improper behavior.
  • Help employers respond to specific employer at the arbitration or mediation of employment disputes.
  • Review and/ or draft offer letters, warnings and other communication with employees.
  • Draft and negotiate.
  • Counsel clients facing difficult or sensitive employment issues.

 Challenges and Issue:

  • Rendering a legal advice and legal awareness to the gewog people and schools, are one of the challenges because of their poor and backward thinking of legal matters.
  • Public expectation is ever sky high and on-demand. Due to technology and interest progress people expect their legal team to sort out the matters very fast and proactively.
  • The case that have been pending can’t be progress timely by both the legal team and by villagers because of the poor connectivity of road and internet connection.
  • Lack of information and knowledge of legal awareness in the schools.

Procedure to seek the legal advice:

  • The sector or the focal person of the committee forwards an official letter seeking legal opinion.
  • The said opinion is then browsed for interpretation according to relevant laws.
  • After the agreed period, legal opinion is presented for deliberation endorsement if any.

Procedure to investigation case(s):

  1. Receive an allegation.
  2. The team leader tables the agenda for meeting.
  3. Thereon, the facts of the case are discussed and the investigation methods prepared.
  4. The investigation report is compiled as follows:
  • Background of the case.
  • Investigation methodology.
  • Allegation alleged.
  • Justification received from the relevant person(s).
  • Findings by the investigation committee.
  • Recommendation (if any).

The reports is then submitted to the source of complaint shared within one week at the completion of the investigation.


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