Employment


Employment

The Practice Group “Employment” includes more than 40 highly specialized employment lawyers advising in all sectors of labour relations. 

We deal with both, contentious and non-contentious work and represent our clients in all German Labour Courts – including the Federal German Labour Court.

As advisors to entrepreneurs and corporations, we deal with all day-to-day HR measures, global policies and complex restructurings and lay-offs. 

Within our group, we have formed sub-sections to deal with special employment law aspects, such as company pension schemes, insolvency-related questions and occupational health and safety.

Given the local reach of our group – we are present in all of our 8 German offices – we haven know-how and experience in almost all industry sectors (e.g. automotive, financial services, pharma, IT, logistics, retail etc.). 

As a consequence, we are very well aware of local and sector-specific particularities and customs that have an impact on HR work.

Apart from our stand-alone practise in labour and employment law, we often work closely with the other practise groups of the firm. Typical examples of such co-operations would be all kind of transactions, insolvency restructurings, compliance audits and all kinds of employee data protection issues.

HR work, furthermore, often entails the need to involve third-party consultants and experts (HSE medical services, outplacement experts, mediators and many more). We are not only willing to collaborate with our clients’ own experts but have our own network of tried and tested experts. 

Last but not least, we offer a vast variety of seminars and forums in order to train our clients’ HR staff and leadership. We believe that it is our duty as trusted advisor to our clients, to help them to keep their internal resources up-do-date and to make their lives easier. In this respect, we offer IT Tools to facilitate the collaboration with our clients and of the clients’ internal resources.

Current videos

Employing External Personnel

The flexible use of external personnel allows employers to save time and money. Our explanatory video shows you the possible uses of subcontractors and temp workers and explains in which cases false self-employment exists.

Directive for the Protection of Trade Secrets

Quiet now, protection of secrets – the new Directive for the Protection of Trade Secrets entered into force on April 26, 2019. At this point, employers should no longer wait to determine their trade and company secrets. Additional information can be found in our explanatory film.

2019 REVIEW EMPLOYMENT LAW

New requirements for the recording of working hours, the new Trade Secrets Act, and a court decision relating to job service and placement – in 2019, there were some major changes in employment law. We summarize the key details for you in our explanatory video.

Distinctions of the practicegroup Employment

Legal 500 Germany 2020
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
FOCUS Top Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019
WiWo Top Kanzlei Arbeitsrecht 2019
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Legal 500 Germany 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Top Wirtschaftskanzlei 2018
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Chambers Europe 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
Top Wirtschaftskanzlei 2017
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Chambers Europe 2017
WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzlei
Legal 500 Germany 2017
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
Top Wirtschaftskanzlei 2016
Chambers Europe 2016
Legal 500 Germany 2016
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2013/2014
Legal 500 EMEA 2014
Chambers Europe 2014

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