Employers should not be regarded labour law as their enemy.

Nils Wittmiss

Labour law

Labour law is a key element of our legal focus which is placed on business law. We have provided constant support to, above all, medium-sized companies in their process of finding solutions for issues relating to labour law for years. Apart from national and international companies, we also provide advice to and we represent private persons and staff representatives (staff councils and work councils) in court as well as out-of-court matters.

In order to achieve the objectives of our clients, we always endeavour to find effective, economic and creative solutions. In this context, we can make use of the latest know-how and experience. The use of most modern communication media and the permanent expert dialogue in our flexible team are a matter of course to us.

Our professional activity in the field of labour law focusses on the provision of advice in the field of individual labour law, regarding questions about the labour management regulation and regarding issues relating to the labour agreement.  For our clients, we assume the provision of constant support in the field of labour law, including the representation of the client before German labour courts, up to the Federal Labour Court. We advise and support managements and personnel managements in all questions relating to human resource management. We also support companies in everyday issues relating to labour law as well as in the development of strategies and solutions with regard to more complex legal matters.

We do not only provide advice to national and international executives, managers and members of boards of directors on issues relating to company law, but also on issues relating to labour law. Especially in case of commencement of the employer/employee relationship and in case of withdrawal or dismissal, professional legal advice is of utmost importance. However, it goes without saying that we are also available as contact persons in the meantime, if questions regarding remuneration, professional career or compliance etc. arise.

If model contracts are used, usually the peculiarities of the individual case are not sufficiently taken into consideration. We offer the examination or preparation of employment contracts to the employer and the employee. In this regard, we take account of the individual needs by flexible personnel deployment and working time models, up-to-date remuneration systems and by sometimes complex arrangements regarding other working conditions

There are several legal barriers which may cause the dismissal of an employee to be null and void. We help companies to recognize such barriers prior to giving notice of termination and we offer appropriate solutions. In many cases, expensive and time-consuming processes before the labour courts can be avoided in this way right from the outset. We of course also defend notices of termination which have been given in lawsuits against wrongful termination.

On the other hand, we also support employees in their fight for their jobs. It is often inevitable to make a complaint against unfair dismissal, even if only an appropriate severance payment for loss of job is what comes out of it now and then. However, in some cases, it may be advisable to reach an out-of-court agreement with the employer regarding the termination of the employment relationship against severance payment.

Do you have any further questions? Our foregoing general information cannot replace legal advice in individual cases. If you require legal advice or legal representation for your specific concern, we will be pleased to be at your disposal. Simply call or write us.

  • Provision of comprehensive advice and support to companies with regard to labour law
  • Provision of advice to and representation of companies in case of restructuring and reorganization measures, transfer of operations and outsourcing
  • Provision of advice to employers and employees in case of conclusion of employment contracts, prior to and after giving notice of termination and in case of conclusion of dissolution contracts
  • Representation of clients in judicial proceedings before labour courts
  • Drafting of contracts of service for managers and members of boards of directors
  • Provision of expert advice on issues relating to codetermination
  • Provision of advice on the law on employees‘ inventions and data protection