As a result of the corona crisis, the workload of employees in numerous companies has dropped significantly. In order to avoid a reduction in personnel, a simplified application of short-timework allowance has been established, with retroactive effect from March 1, 2020. ...read more
Questions of employment law arise in every company. The applicable legislation and case law change extremely fast. So without legal advice, employment law often doesn’t enter the picture until you’re already negotiating a settlement. But careful preparation for terminations or changes of employer, and the right language in an employment agreement, are just as effective at avoiding expensive litigation as clarifying works council rights and collective bargaining agreements. Terms for bonuses and target agreements should also be prepared carefully, so that they can motivate the staff to do their very best while avoiding considerable payment obligations.
For that reason, our legal services include both contract drafting and all-around advising on individual and collective employment law. We have extensive experience in carrying out changes in a business, up to and including shutdowns, as well as negotiating plans to avert hardships in case of layoffs and single-entity collective bargaining agreements. And if things do reach that point after all, we can represent your interests in any court in Germany.
Our team of specialized attorneys can answer all your questions about employment law, employment contract law, and the associated areas of social security law. Since we represent not just companies, but frequently also the interests of employees and executives, we have a sharp eye for the specific interests of each side.
Issues in employment law can be urgent, and practical solutions can pay off for you. That’s why you can reach your contact person at our office quickly and directly. As you make and carry out your business decisions, we can advise you fully and capably, and assist you by contributing our practical experience with negotiating tactics.