Labor law

Our labor law experts always keep abreast of current legal developments and are well versed in the legal principles. We have many years of experience in advising domestic and globally active companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises on all issues relating to labor and employment law.

Our customized solutions give you the necessary flexibility to be able to react to new demands in today’s work environment. At the same time, they offer the best possible foundation for sustainable, successful employment relationships. We provide comprehensive advice on individual labor law and collective labor law and identify potentials for optimization in your company. Thanks to their profound know-how, our lawyers can give you precise, reliable recommendations for action.

We represent you before all courts and authorities. We also draw on our specialist knowledge and many years of experience to provide support when you are negotiating with works councils, trade unions, or other interest groups.

In cross-border issues, you can rely on the comprehensive legal expertise of LeitnerLaw’s advisors. We have an international network, tried and tested through continual collaboration, at our disposal to ensure that you get the best possible solution for your situation. When it comes to tax issues, we work hand in hand with our cooperation partner, LeitnerLeitner. In addition, we are constantly discussing current legislative proposals and problems with leading legal scholars from universities, and apply the knowledge gained in this way directly to our clients.

Our areas of expertise

Individual labor law

  • Preparation, revision, and redrafting of employment contracts, freelance service contracts, managing directors’ contracts, executive board and advisory board contracts, contracts for work, and consultancy contracts

  • Advice on choosing the right kind of employment relationship

  • Termination of employment, right of termination and dismissal, preparation of termination agreements

  • Advice on part-time agreements and leave agreements (part-time parental leave, parental leave, leave for further training or education, part-time family care leave, family care leave)
     

Collective labor law

  • Preparation of works agreements (in particular working time models, remuneration systems, employee participation, company pensions)

  • Advice on the organization of working time, introduction of new working time models (in particular flexitime, calculation/bandwidth model, shift work, special overtime, part-time work)

  • Introduction of (variable, performance-related) remuneration systems and employee participation models

  • Drafting of collective agreements, and support in negotiating/revising/redrafting them
     

Restructurings/compliance

  • Advice during sale or restructuring of businesses (transfers of businesses, business restrictions, closures, operational changes)

  • Transaction advice (due diligence)

  • Compliance with labor law, in particular integration of effective control systems
     

Occupational health and safety/administrative criminal law

  • Data protection in the employment relationship

  • Advisory services in connection with occupational health and safety regulations as well as wage and social dumping (Austrian Anti-Wage and Social Dumping Act) to avoid violations of administrative criminal law

  • Advice and representation in administrative criminal proceedings (wage and social dumping, violations of working hours, employment of foreign nationals, Austrian Personnel Leasing Act, etc.)
     

Cross-border issues

  • Advice in connection with cross-border work assignments and employment of foreign nationals, internships, postings, and personnel leasing (reporting obligations, drafting of contractual bases)

  • Advice on and application for employment permits, labor market permits, and visas for foreign employees and third-country nationals
     

Procedural law

  • Legal/official pursuit of and defense against claims
     

Workshops

  • In-house training, training for employees and executives

  • Individual workshops

Your experts

He advises both domestic and globally active small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in the following areas:

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