Transactional employment law: Employment law due diligence. Transfer of undertakings. Restructuring by transfer. Reorganization processes. Design of new collectively agreed rules and regulations. Profit-sharing models. Post-merger integration.
Rationalisation and restructurings: Changes / Modifications in plant operations. Whole or partial closure of operations. Outsourcing of activities. Staff reduction. Involvement of co-determination committees. Negotiation of balance of interests and social plans. Employment and placement companies. Voluntary service schemes. Collective restructuring agreements. Negotiation and notification of short-time working. Negotiations with labor authorities. Support during staff meetings. Prevention of strikes.
Optimisation of staff costs: Flexibility of remuneration and benefits. Change of tariff environment. Company collective agreements. In-house employment alliances. Working time models. Flexible personnel deployment. Pool concepts. Variable pay schemes. Wage curve degression.
Works constitution | personnel representation law: Co-determination matters. Negotiation of works / collective agreements. Guidance in works council / staff council elections. Rearrangement of co-determination structures. Provisional measures.
Day-to-day affairs of employment law: Employment contracts. Remuneration systems. Termination of employment contracts. Group dismissals. Transfer of employees. Warnings. Part-time arrangements. Secondment issues. Non-compete obligations. Job references. Anti-discrimination issues. Specific employment law issues. Employee data protection / data transfer within corporate groups. Optimization of employer-employee relationships. Whistleblower systems.
Disputes: Representation in the labor court. Representation in the European Court of Justice. Representation in conciliation committee proceedings. Obtaining test cases. Bargaining with Trade Unions.
Compensation Models / Payment Plans: Deferred compensation plans. Executive compensation arrangements. Drafting and implementation of alternative payments (stock option, employee stock purchase plans). VSOP. Change-in-control. Severance agreements. Director compensation. Equity compensation rights.
Arrangements for separation and retention. Golden parachutes.
Company pension schemes: Evaluation and assessment. Cash funding for pension liabilities. Choice of the best pension scheme structure. Life cycle models. Negotiation with work councils and trade unions. Tactics and implementation. Opting-out models. Pension and risk management. Supplemental retirement arrangements.