On March 1st, 2007, the “Rikushet” chain [an outdoors retail chain] entered into a franchise agreement with Nazareth Orchards Enterprises Ltd. (hereinafter: “the franchisee”) for the operation of a Rikushet store at the “Dodge Center” mall in the city of Nazareth. The shareholder and the registered manager of the franchisee company is Mr. Im’ad Salaima.
CPA Dan Rabin was hired by the Ministry of Justice in 2005 and was defined as an "internal contractor." There is no dispute that in the contract between the parties CPA Rabin was defined as an external contractor and not as an employee. CPA Rabin's position was Proper Management Department Director at the Registrar of Associations (a unit in the Ministry of Justice). In 2012, the contract between the parties was terminated and Rabin CPA filed a lawsuit against the State of Israel with the Regional Labor Court for the amount of ILS 2,001,058.
We are pleased to inform you of a legal claim handled by our Firm. The claim in question was filed by an installation technician (Eliyahu Chen) who, after 3.5 years of engagement as a freelancer with an industrial company (Sasatech Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd), argued having employee rights and filed a claim of NIS 121,282 against Sasatech.
We are proud to showcase another case in which our firm recently won a precedent-setting achievement in representing an employer in an employee lawsuit against him.
Leonid Gal is a software engineer who worked at Sysmop Technologies Ltd. for approximately 12.5 years. Sysmop is a hi-tec company engaged in the design, development and production of unique products that integrate software, hardware and electronics.
Bibi Roads Earthmoving & Development Ltd. had won the Israel Railways tender for the expansion of the railways between Kibbutz Na'an and Beer Sheva.
Israel Railways paid Bibi Roads about NIS 104 million for its work on the project, but Bibi Roads claimed that it is entitled to payments for additional works, a delay in the commencement of the implementation of the project, flood damages, and funds that were offset by Israel Railways. For this, Bibi Roads claimed that it is entitled to an additional amount of NIS 60,000,000, payable by Israel Railways.
The liquidation of a company is a procedure that brings to an end the functioning of a corporation as a business.
At times, liquidation enforces the collection of the outstanding debts of the corporation to its creditors. This can be accomplished, among other methods, by suing the director of the company as part of the liquidation proceedings. Articles 373-374 of the Company Act are applicable here. While this is indeed one of the strategies that may result in the collection of the debt, we should keep in mind that holding the company director personally liable is indeed an exceptional measure, and one the Court does not approve of easily.