Employment law

As a business law firm, we are constantly dealing with employment law issues. In this domain, the design of employment contracts, particularly for senior executives, is also one of our areas of expertise, including the assessment of specific causes of dismissal or redundancy. Furthermore, we have experience in the drafting of flexi-time arrangements and we are becoming increasingly active in the shaping and negotiation of "atypical" employment contracts. People commonly underestimate the potential dangers that can arise due to legal provisions, particularly for part-time agreements. It is essential that employment contracts are written in legally correct wording. If they are not, avoidable problems may arise, such as excessive overtime charges or, in the case of GPLA-assessment, taxes may be levied, even though the related employee payments have not yet been made. Naturally, we also handle litigation pertaining to labor and social law. Our expertise ranges from claims against decisions of pension insurance funds (disability pension) to disputes concerning voluntary pension schemes. In this field, we represent both employers and employees, which gives us a particularly useful insight into the mindsets of both parties involved in such cases. In the area of employment law, we cooperate with Mag. Gudrun Draxler, cooperation partner and lawyer of DRSR Rechtsanwälte at our location.

Our services
include in particular:

Preparation and review of service contracts, management board contracts and managing director contracts

Advice on the sale of businesses, restructuring, outsourcing

Downsizing, dismissals (contesting dismissals), dismissals (contesting dismissals)

Labor law due diligence audits

Advice on company pension schemes (company pension law)

Employee protection

Working time law

Employee data protection

Company agreements

Advice on changes to collective agreements

Representation in labor court proceedings

Representation in proceedings before the authorities and administrative courts