Employment and Labor Law

Apart from drafting and reviewing employment contracts, we advise and represent our clients with respect to restructuring projects (outsourcing), transfers and terminations, termination agreements and severance pay, labor court proceedings and a myriad of other aspects of German employment law (for example, pre-employment checks, non-compete clauses, sick pay, vacation issues, working hours, maternity protection and parental leave, co-determination matters, data collection and employee privacy protection, and so forth). If you are used to the traditional American "employment-at-will" doctrine, the German "Act against Unjustified Termination" ("Kündigungsschutzgesetz") will come as a complete shock to you. This is why you should retain a competent counselor with extensive experience in this area of the law in order to avoid making your own painful and costly experiences!

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