Individual Labour Law
Our offices’ six certified expert lawyers for labour law are also committed to the field of individual labour law, where their work is particularly focussed on issues regarding
- The conclusion and drafting of employment contracts, with due consideration being given to current jurisdiction of the labour Courts (amongst others things with regard to the subjects of: place of employment, working hours, remuneration / salary / wages, vacation, payment in lieu of vacations, continued payment of remuneration / salary / wages in case of illness / notification of illness, probationary period, time limit of contract, part-time employment, transfer and relocation, shifting, additional or extra work, overtime work, employer’s rights to give instructions, terms which have to be respected for prior notice of termination, training, training contract, insignificant employment, seniors’ part-time employment, preclusive period, cut- off period, forfeiture period, commitment to collective agreements, civil or public service, Federal German Collective Agreement for Public Employees, Collective Agreement for Public Service Employees);
- termination of employment by way of either agreement of annulment or notice of termination (regular notice of termination with prior notice / exceptional termination without prior notice) inclusive of clients’ representation in lawsuits concerning protection against unlawful dismissal according to the German Act providing for Protection against Unlawful Dismissal, or cases of special protection against unlawful dismissal (i.e. on the grounds of severe disablement, work in works council, pregnancy, maternity protection, parenting leave or nursing leave) which may also come into consideration, as well as regularly upcoming problems of lump sum payments or indemnifications, and the wording and contents of references, credentials and employment records which may be of relevance;
- administration of existing employment contracts in a context with, e.g., transfers or relocations, dismissals with the option of altered conditions of employment, short-time work, requests for part-time work, in-company training and further training, mobbing, release from work and leave of absence, ad hortatory letters, interim references and credentials, parenting time, equal opportunities, discrimination (Prohibition of Discrimination Act) transfer of company ownership under Section 613 a of the German Civil Code, etc.;
- counselling of employees/employers in cases of insolvency and parties’ representation if necessary.
It is our certified labour law expert lawyers’ special concern to intensively study and deal with all of the questions, problems and individual case facets of individual labour law, counselling and advising not only employers but also employees, and to represent them, if necessary, in lawsuits which are pending at the labour courts (Higher Labour Courts, Federal Labour Court).