HR/Employee Benefits and Employment
The Employment Practice
We regularly handle negotiations with works councils and trade unions, HR litigation and dispute resolutions, and the employment related aspects of the transfer of businesses and enterprises. We also provide advice on data privacy, MBOs, pension/benefit/incentive and share arrangements, restructurings and reorganization of businesses, workforce reduction, outsourcing and shared services, social security law and governmental subsidies for employment costs and HR compliance. Additionally, we provide comprehensive advice with respect to transaction-related labor law issues, including due diligence and post-closing reorganization, corporate co-determination on the board level, and employment and service agreements of top executives.
Labor and Employment Practice
The Frankfurt office has a growing employment law team. We provide advice to domestic and foreign clients on all areas of labor, employment, pension, and social security law, including employment contracts, benefits/incentives, pension plans and equity participation arrangements, employment matters connected with corporate restructurings and business reorganizations, workforce reduction, transfer of businesses, outsourcing, and shared services solutions.
Labor and Codetermination
We support companies in negotiations with works councils on operational changes, including reconciliation of interests and social plan negotiations. We assist in negotiations with trade unions on collective bargaining agreements and also have broad experience with respect to corporate codetermination matters on the supervisory board level.
Our employment team provides top caliber legal representation before Labor Courts, Higher Labor Courts, and the Federal Labor Court.
Transactions and Reorganization
Complimenting the work of our transactional and project teams, our employment team provides critical support with respect to due diligence, management and executive participation, and post-transaction or project-related employment law issues including the implementation of "post-closing" labor law reorganization projects.
Compliance and Employment Data Privacy
The scope of our work includes employment and codetermination aspects of compliance codes and data privacy issues, in particular with respect to antifraud investigations.
Selected Significant Matters
Sintex Industries in its negotiations with the works council on the restructuring of Geiger technik
Red Fuel Cards in the restructuring of the German fuel card business
Various industries in negotiations with works councils and implementation of restructurings
"Verwirkung ist kein Allheilmittel gegen die Risiken der Unterrichtung" BB 2009, Seite 1423/1424
"Unternehmensmitbestimmungen im europäischen Wettbewerb" (Co-Autor) FS Löwisch (2007), Seite 249-266