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Shay Teken

Shay Teken



  • Labor Relations

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Employment and Labor Group

Mr. Teken is a partner and the head of FBC’s Labor Relations Department. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Teken served as chief legal adviser and head of the legal department at the Histadrut, Israel's trade union federation, and as chairman of its organizing wing, and continues to act as a special consultant to its legal department.

Mr. Teken specializes in all aspects of labor law, including collective bargaining, labor disputes, strikes and organized actions, collective agreements, collective litigation, employer-employee litigation, labor contracts, labor relations, due diligence structuring, labor relations structuring, mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Teken was involved in Israel's most significant changes in labor relations and labor law precedents in recent years and is regularly called upon to lecture on labor law and collective bargaining and actions at various forums.

Bar Admissions

  • Israel, 1994


  • Tel Aviv University (LL.B.), 1993
Areas of Practice

Labor Relations


Supreme Court Orders Cancellation of Automatic Sick Leave Certificates for Quarantined Employees
Fischer, July 2020

In March, due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Ministry of Health established that an employee required to quarantine at home in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines would automatically receive a sick leave certificate which could present to the employer and receive sick pay for the quarantine period...

Labor Relations Update - (Israel)
Fischer, July 2017

New Ruling – calculation of an hourly employee’s last wage for the purpose of calculating the severance pay to which he is entitled will be made according to the partiality of his position throughout the term of his employment On June 4, 2017, the National Labor Court rendered a judgment in Labor Appeal 44824-03-16 Y.B. See Resources Ltd. vs Adhenom Berh Teami (the “See Resources Case“)...

Update of the Population and Immigration Authority's Guidelines in Relation with the Employment of Foreign Experts in Israel
Fischer, June 2017

Under Israeli law, the employment of a foreign employee who is not a citizen or resident of Israel is a criminal offense, except if the person requesting to employ the foreign employee received a special permit from the Population and Immigration Authority (the "Authority") pursuant to the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991...

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