My labour law core competence lies in structural advisory for draft contracts, rescission and settlement agreements, compensation policies, structuring of occupational old-age pension schemes or codes of conduct, as well as for dismissals or operational closures and relocations. Negotiations with works councils and trade unions, such as the negotiation of company agreements, in-house wage-scale agreements or redundancy schemes are a part of this, as well as the procedural representation of companies and management staff in all instances of labour jurisdiction.
As an ombudsman, I am the contact person of employees in companies for tips regarding unfair conduct.
Another advisory focus is the organisation, optimisation and monitoring of efficient compliance management systems in companies and societies.
Particular expertise also exists in all questions relating to society and association law.
Specialist lawyer in labour law
The specialist lawyer in labour law is the lawyer is characterised by above-average experience and more knowledge. He is a certified expert in the field of labour law. The requirement to take part further training on a regular basis gives him the ability to allow up-to-date national and international legal developments flow competently into the advisory.
The ombudsman is mandated by the company as a contact person for its employees. He is a fixed institution for receiving tips about unfair conduct (e.g. irregularities, cases of fraud, misconduct). He is independent and guarantees the informants confidentiality, so that the whistleblower can feel safe. He checks whether the initial suspicion of unfair conduct exists and only reports to the company management about the fact of the suspicion - without naming the source. This puts the company management into the position of being able to find a remedy.
The Compliance Manager supports the set-up of effective compliance management systems in companies with the aim of guaranteeing lawful conduct. Together with the company management and employee representatives, he arranges codes of conduct and continuously optimises the introduced measures. The Compliance Manager retains the overview of relevant national and international laws and regulations.