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Labor and Employment Law

Mission Statement

Labor and employment law covers all legal aspects of the relationship between employers and employees, from an individual employment relationship with a public or private employer up to the participation of employee representatives in the entrepreneurial decision-making process. The dynamics of the labor market require constant adjustments to the legal framework conditions. The need for a sophisticated and sustainable design of employment relationships is crucial for entrepreneurial success. fwp advises clients on all labor and employment law issues.

"We highly appreciate the high quality of advice in all relevant topics as well as the reliable and quick responses"

Key Services and Practice Areas

Employment Law

  • Designing employment contracts
  • Remuneration (employee share ownership, stock option plans)
  • Cross-border work/employment
  • Flexible work models (working from home)
  • Employee inventions
  • Employees' liability insurance, D&O liability
  • Bullying, discrimination, and conflicts in employment relationships
  • Severance management
  • Challenging termination or dismissal for cause
  • Violation of (post-contractual) non-competition clauses

Labor Law

  • Plant agreements and collective bargaining agreements
  • Structuring of working time, driving times, and rest periods
  • Social plans
  • Whistleblowing
  • Participation and co-determination rights of the works council
  • Conciliation board proceedings
  • Labor disputes (strike, lockout)

Company Pension Law

  • Direct bonus
  • Reinsurance policies
  • Pension fund commitments
  • Transfers of pension commitments
  • Adjustment and modification of pension commitments

Public Service Law

  • Law governing public officials and employees of the government in business entities
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Termination of employment relationships
  • Law relating to liability of public authorities

Corporate Transactions

  • Employment and labor law relating to business transfers
  • Participation rights of the works council
  • Combinations and carve-outs of operations, staff cutbacks
  • Social plans


Kurt Wratzfeld, Partner
Monika Sturm, Partner
Florian Dauser, Attorney