Employment Law

 

We advise international and national enterprises on all questions of collectively and individually
bargained employment law. Our many years of experience and the pragmatic approach taken by our experts guarantee you successful reorganisations, transactions and transformations. We have particular competence in the field of the judicial and extra-judicial resolution of employment-related disputes.

 

Isabel Hexel

Partner

Telephone: +49 221 2091 348
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333

isabel.hexel@oppenhoff.eu

Southeast Asia

Recent matters we advised on include:

Arbitration proceedings between a Belgian and a Singaporean company concerning the delivery of parts for a big industrial complex to be erected in China.

Update: Non-competition clauses in the employment relationship
Lecture content

This training focuses on non-competition for employees and managing directors. Practitioners must be familiar with both the new Trade Secrets Act and recent case law and act accordingly. We deal with the now necessary and possible scope of non-competition clauses and post-contractual non-competition clauses. This also includes the claims of companies against employees and managing directors in the event of infringements and their enforcement.

Target group

Legal practitioners, legal departments

Duration

60 minutes

Current topics of employment law
Lecture content

This lecture covers the current topics of employment law jurisprudence and legislation at any time.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

Employee criminality
Lecture Content

By example of a typical compliance situation, this lecture explains the employment law implications of internal investigations (e.g. conducting interviews with employees, inspecting e-mail accounts and the agreement of amnesty regulations) as well as the pitfalls of implementing sanctions such as declaring a termination on grounds of a suspicion.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Provision of temporary workers, respectively the revision of the German Temporary Employment Act as per 1 April 2017
Lecture content

This lecture concerns the amendments of the German Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) which entered into force on 1 April 2017 as well as its consequences for the use of external labour in enterprises.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Employment law compliance
Lecture content

Thislecture provides an overview of HR compliance and describes how compliance rules can be implemented from the employment law perspective, which co-determination rights of the works council have to be considered in this respect and identifies the typical compliance-relevant areas of employment law.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

 

Works council elections – What are the duties of the employer?

Lecture content

In this lecture we will provide you with a detailed explanation of the individual steps of a works council election and identify what the duties of the employer are in this connection.

Target group

Legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 - 120 minutes

The law regulating transfers of businesses
Lecture content

This lecture informs you of the fundamental aspects of the law regulating transfers of businesses, explaining both the requirements and legal consequences of such transfers as well as demonstrating the typical pitfalls by example of current jurisprudence.

Target group

Legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Shop constitution law – an overview of co-determination rights of the works council

Lecture content

This lecture outlines the shop constitution and gives an overview of the co-determination rights of the works council.

Target group

Legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 - 120 minutes

The employer’s right of direction
Lecture content

This basic lecture provides an overview of the content, scope and execution of the employer’s right of direction and explains these issues by way of example.

Target group

Legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

Flexible use of labour in enterprises: practical examples and recommended action
Lecture content

In this lecture we briefly explain the various possibilities of using external labour and identify the flexibility possibilities that exist insofar.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Structuring and negotiating cancellation agreements
Lecture content

This lecture explains the typical pitfalls of concluding cancellation agreements with exemplary contractual clauses.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Matrix structures within the group

Lecture content

This lecture presents the typical employment law implications of matrix structures within groups which frequently trigger questions on matters such as the position of the employer, the scope of the corporate co-determination, the establishment of a joint venture, the handling of staff secondments or intragroup personnel leasing, as well as explaining significant aspects of termination law.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Legal framework conditions for hiring employees
Lecture content

This lecture identifies the employment law framework conditions throughout the three phases of the hiring process (from the personnel planning stage to an employee’s appointment) and takes into consideration the co-determination rights of the works council and the provisions of the German General Non-Discrimination Act (AGG).

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Legal issues relating to the business integration management programme (“BEM”) pursuant to Sec. 167 para. 2 German Social Code Book IX

Lecture content

The lecture presents the legal framework conditions for business integration management measures (“BEM”) pursuant to Sec. 167 para. 2 of the German Social Code Book IX (SGB IX) and addresses the organisational issues of practical relevance.

Target group

Clients, legal practitioners in general, employees without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 120 minutes

Lecturer

Kathrin Vossen

Risks and potentials of using external labour
Lecture content

This lecture presents the structuring options for using external labour and explains the employment law implications and risks.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

90 - 120 minutes

Employment law regulating the severely disabled
Lecture content

This lecture gives a detailed summary of the special employment law regulations governing the employment of severely disabled persons.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

90 - 120 minutes

Social media and employment law
Lecture content

This is a lecture on the employment law aspects of social media, such as the possibilities of its use and its permissibility by the employer (active sourcing, background checks, BYOD, performance checks, means of evidence for dismissals, etc.). It also handles the implications of an employee’s use (use during work hours, whistle-blowing, social engineering, etc.) and the pertaining co-determination rights of the works council (code of conduct, social media guidelines, co-determination rights pursuant to Sec. 87 Shop Constitution Act [BetrVG]).

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes

Stress, excessive demands, burn-out: company health management
Lecture content

This lecture presents the main features of company health management.

Target group

Legal practitioners in general, people without legal expertise, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 - 120 minutes

Variable remuneration systems
Lecture content

This lecture presents the legal framework conditions for instruments used to develop the flexibility of variable remuneration systems.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

ca. 60 minutes