Employment in Austria

Binder Grösswang

The employment law practice at Binder Grösswang was recently heavily involved in Covid-19-related issues, ranging from advice on short-time work and workforce reductions to testing and vaccination obligations. The firm also noted an increase in employment litigation matters, which constitutes one of the strong suits of the practice along with restructurings, contract drafting and supporting supervisory boards in employment law matters. Horst Lukanec and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner lead the team, with the former well versed in collective labour law and restructuring and the latter heavily involved in data protection topics and litigation work.

Testimonials

‘Good coordination in the team, always someone available.’

‘Very professional and fast response.’

‘Fast and reliable.’

‘Provides solid service with a dedicated, competent team.’

‘Ms. Pallwein-Prettner was very competent, expert, pleasant, friendly and at the same time “laid back & low key” even if very impressive. A “quiet force ” I would summarize or “force tranquil” as the French say.’

‘Very professional team, flexible and always oriented to find solutions. The rates are reasonable for the quality they stand for and deliver.’

‘Mrs. Pallwein-Prettner is an outstanding lawyer. Very professional, always friendly and flexible.’

‘Out of the box thinking, always approachable.’

Key clients

Media Markt Saturn Gruppe

Peek & Cloppenburg KG

Klarna Bank (AB)

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

IPG Mediabrands

Federal Ministry of Finance

Schiesser AG

Energie Burgenland AG

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co Aktiengesellschaft

SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimebetriebsgmbH

Tobaccoland Handels GmbH & Co KG

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG

PURE Storage Inc.

Detego GmbH

Heinemann Austria GmbH

Veeam Software UK Limited

Granite AUT GmbH

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG

Starbucks Coffee Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised ING on its withdrawal from the Austrian retail banking sector and the connected sale of the specific business to bank99 (Post AG) inclusive of the parallel advice in connection with the set up and negotiating of a social plan for transferred employees.
  • Issued an expert opinion for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance concerning the internal processes of data gathering to comply with the execution of the evidence resolutions by the parliamentary investigating committee set-up for the alleged corruption of the former federal government (“Ibiza-corruption affair”).
  • Advised MAN on a major reorganisation of the business structure and a connected long-term workforce reduction programme inclusive of the swift set up and conclusion of a social plan in the client’s interest.

Cerha Hempel

Clients praise Cerha Hempel’s employment team for its ‘pragmatic solutions’ and ‘great wealth of experience’. The practice advises clients on both day-to-day matters and on larger projects, most recently including Covid-19 related issues such as short-time work. Termination of employment and closure or transfer of operations also constitutes a growing area for the firm. Practice head Julian Feichtinger is ‘able to think outside of the box, always available and a perfect sparring-partner’. Senior counsel Susanne Molitoris is particularly focused on employment disputes, M&A-related employment matters, restructurings and European labour issues.

Practice head(s):

Julian Feichtinger

Other key lawyers:

Susanne Molitoris; Christopher Peitsch

Testimonials

‘Speed of processing: The receipt of the respective request is confirmed at short notice. A substantive answer is given quickly, usually within 24 hours.’

‘Pragmatic solutions: Risks in the case of consequences under labor law are raised and the potential consequences are presented.’

‘Great wealth of experience in respect of ruling practice of labour courts.’

‘Accessibility: RA Mag. Peitsch is very accessible.’

‘Perfect knowledge of Austrian and European labour law, fair billing, great value for money;’

‘Julian Feichtinger is an exceptional labour law expert, able to think outside of the box, always available and a perfect sparring-partner. It’s always a pleasure to be working with him.’

‘Cerha Hempel has a very hands-on approach and is keen to understand the company’s problems and provide tailored solutions. Also, the employment team has a great international network and can also help with cross-border issues.’

‘CERHA HEMPEL has a great team, which is knowledgeable about Austrian employment law – the deliver advice that the clients really appreciate.’

Key clients

Ritter Sport (Alfred Ritter GmbH)

Booking.com (Österreich) GmbH

Wolfgang Denzel Auto AG.

Global Blue

Grünenthal Austria GmbH

MODUL University Vienna

Dentsu Aegis Network

Primark Mode Ltd & Co KG

SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG

Unibail-Rodamco Austria Management GmbH

Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising CNH and its subsidiaries, including Iveco, on all questions under Austrian employment law.
  • Successful representation of Verkehrsbund Ost-Region GmbH in proceedings initiated by the works council concerning one of its business partners.
  • Acting for Alfred Ritter GmbH as outside employment counsel.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH excels across the whole gamut of employment-related matters including pensions, anti-discrimination law, administrative criminal law, and EU and cross-border labour law. Domestic and international corporations instruct the firm for representation before courts and in regard to Covid-19 employment cases. Practice co-head Bernhard Hainz has extensive experience in matters such as negotiating collective agreements, employment litigation and pension issues. Fellow co-head Christoph Wolf is praised by one client for his ‘excellent expertise, communication and problem-solving skills.’

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Hainz; Christoph Wolf

Other key lawyers:

Jens Winter; Daniela Krömer

Testimonials

‘Immediate responses, excellent consultancy, very successful with court cases.’

‘Very experienced team, well-acknowledged expert, good reputation on the market.’

‘Both experts in their roles, very professional, experienced also with court.’

‘The cooperation with the labor law team differs in the legal nature and the excellent representation in court.’

‘Excellent, solution-oriented expertise, especially in public employment and in relation to unions.’

‘Christoph Wolf, excellent expertise, communication and problem solving skills.’

‘Responsive, clear and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Telekom Austria AG, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Telekom Austria Personalmanagement GmbH

Modine

IKEA Österreich

University of Vienna

Medical University of Vienna

Österreichische Post AG

University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Vienna University of Economics and Business

ÖBB Group, including ÖBB Postbus

RSO (Raiffeisen Software), RSC (Raiffeisen Shared Service), Raiffeisen Landesbank Wien, NÖ AG

IMS Nanofabrication GmbH

Valida Vorsorge Management / Valida Holding AG / Valida Pension AG

Österreich Werbung

Landestheater Linz

Work highlights

  • Advising companies including Telekom Austria AGG, ÖBB-Group, IKEA, BMW and Österreichische Post AG on all labour law matters related to the Covid-19 crisis, such as the introduction of working from home-schemes, Covid-19 short-time work and the drafting and implementation of Covid-19 safety measures at work, including advice on testing schemes and issues on the vaccination of employees.
  • Representing Wiener Staatsoper in numerous proceedings before labour law courts and arbitration bodies.
  • Successfully represented Österreichische Post AG before the High Administrative Court in a leading case on compensation payments for employers whose workers were quarantined for Covid-19 by official order and continued to receive their remuneration while quarantined.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss‘s services in employment law span restructurings, pensions, and day-to-day management to litigation and cross-border matters. The firm is especially active in the litigation and restructuring spheres, often acting on behalf of large domestic and international companies. Ralf Peschek is the key partner leading the team and has over 25 years’ experience in labour and employment law. Multinational projects involving several jurisdictions in the CEE and SEE region are regularly handled by Matthias Unterrieder. Senior associate Isabel Firneis specialises in restructuring matters and contentious employment cases.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Peschek

Other key lawyers:

Matthias Unterrieder; Isabel Firneis

Testimonials

‘Pragmatic, direct, uncomplicated, easy.’

‘The team of Wolf Theiss is very professional and always available on a short notice to support us.’

‘They deal with the complex requests efficiently and providing their feedback based on the legal requirement and the communicated business need.’

‘Dr Ralf Peschek and Mag Isabel Firneis: Both of them are very knowledgeable in labour law with a lot of experience, have good communication skills and always try to accommodate our requests to their best.’

‘Ralf Peschek: Solution-oriented access to problems with view on the goal, holistic consideration of the problem.’

‘Dr. Peschek utilizes his knowledge in labour law in a way that perfectly fits to our specific needs.’

‘They are top notch employment law experts, extremely responsive, an excellent business acumen and from a personal perspective: super easy to work with.’

‘Using them is not only a guarantee for excellent legal advice but also a wise business decision.’

Key clients

Teradata

FACC AG

Spinner Austria GmbH

Lifebrain

Work highlights

  • Advising an insurance company on a large-scale restructuring project, including employee relocation.
  • Advising a retail company on restructuring measures and representing the company in redundancy-related litigation cases.
  • Advising a bank on changes in its management board and on a new incentive programme.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

The employment practice at Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG focuses on advising large Austrian-based corporations and Austrian subsidiaries of international corporation, most notably in the retail, financial services, construction and IT sectors. Its workload include matters concerning corporate restructurings, mass dismissals, post-merger integration, and negotiations with works councils and unions. The firm further covers labour litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution in its activities. Philipp Maier, described by one client as a ‘very customer-oriented solution seeker’, leads the practice. Simone Liebmann-Slatin is another key contact at partner level.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Maier

Other key lawyers:

Simone Liebmann-Slatin

Testimonials

‘Simone Liebmann-Slatin: She was approachable, able to explain legal issues and finally close the case without litigation.’

‘Collaboration.’

‘Very well-organised, clear structure’

‘Dr. Philipp Maier is an expert in the Austrian labor law, very customer-orientated solution seeker.’

Key clients

Accenture

McDonald’s

Colt Group

Sky

Andritz

NXP Semiconductors

Emerson Process Management AG

Unilever

LEO Pharma

Simcorp (Gain) Austria GmbH

Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a highly specialised labour law boutique that advises clients on the entire range of employment and labour law issues. Domestic and international companies benefit from the firm’s expertise in reorganisations, data protection, staff secondment, and drafting and amending agreements, among others. All stages of labour law litigation are handled by the team, which is headed by founding partners Helmut Preyer and Gerald Burgstaller. Dominik Stella and Patricia Fischer are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Helmut Preyer; Gerhard Burgstaller

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Stella; Patricia Fischer

Work highlights

  • Advising an international investor on extensive employment law issues relating to the potential purchase of an Austrian company active in the automobile industry (trucks and busses) in Upper Austria.
  • Drafted all employment contracts for researchers as well as for back-office employees for a start-up company in the area of biochemistry and advised on all labour law issues connected therewith.
  • Drafting of various employment contracts for the managing directors of a state-owned finance company, which handles the payments of state subsidies in connection with the Covid pandemic.

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s employment team covers contracts, the termination of employment relationships, the employment aspects of acquisitions, work council agreements, and disputes for a host of domestic and international clients. The practice is also able to seamlessly handle matters relating to other areas of expertise including data protection and public law. Thomas Angermaier leads the team and is well versed in both European and Austrian employment in addition to employment litigation and arbitration proceedings. Associate Lisa Kulmer is noted for her expertise in human resource management.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Angermair

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Kulmer

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and customer-solution oriented. A big benefit is the long experience and expertise of DORDA.’

‘Lisa Kulmer is an individual who understands perfectly the business needs and has always a solution to discuss. The fast reply is a huge advantage in our cooperation. Her outstanding expertise and willingness to solve complex and challenging cases is so remarkable.’

‘Responsive, good quality, practical/pragmatic advice.’

‘Lisa Kulmer is excellent.’

‘DORDA is very professional during the entire course of providing legal services. They are very responsive and always make effort to meet the (sometimes very tight) deadline. Their advice is always business oriented and straight to the point.’

‘Lisa Kulmer is very helpful, has great knowledge and experience in employment law. She is also very responsive which is of utmost importance.’

‘The employment team at DORDA was instrumental in helping us navigate the pandemic. All of their employment lawyers have exceptional expertise, are highly responsive and the quality of their service is outstanding. With their keen understanding of current employment issues, the employment team at DORDA are way ahead of the game.’

‘Thomas Angermair: The leading labour law expert in Austria. With his quick grasp of issues and his resourcefulness, he has helped us find tailored solutions for our staff, not only during the pandemic, but in all of the 20 years that we have been working with him.’

Key clients

Bayer

Bucherer AG

Claas GmbH & Co KGaA

Danaher

Honeywell Austria Ges.m.b.H.

Kuoni

Salesforce SFDC Ireland Ltd

Silhouette International Schmied AG

Solera Holdings Inc.

3M Österreich GmbH

Bayer

Bucherer AG

Claas GmbH & Co KGaA

Danaher

Honeywell Austria Ges.m.b.H.

Kuoni

Salesforce SFDC Ireland Ltd

Silhouette International Schmied AG

Solera Holdings Inc.

3M Österreich GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Silhouette on a global restructuring involving seven jurisdictions.
  • Represented Solera in two major proceedings: a special declaratory judgment procedure brought by the works council, concerning an alleged bonus claim of Austrian Audatex employees and an employee affected by the restructuring, who enjoys special protection against termination.
  • Advised Salesforce on a challenging settlement negotiation with one of its employees, who refused to pass on unjustly received tax refunds amounting to several hundred thousand euros.

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH climbs the ranking this year having significantly strengthened its employment practice with the promotion of Karolin Andréewitch to partner in July 2021 and the arrival of Natalie Hahn , formerly at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH. The practice acts for clients on employment contracts, termination and severance, works and collective agreements, as well as in business restructurings and litigation. Jana Eichmeyer leads the team and has expertise in a wide range of employment-related matters including settlement negotiations, social insurance, and works constitution aspects.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer

Other key lawyers:

Nathalie Hahn; Karolin Andréewitch

Testimonials

‘The team is very capable and always has the business consequences in mind when actions are defined. Very fair pricing. Team members are from different backgrounds and genders.’

‘Dr. Jana Eichmeyer is an outstanding legal expert: always available (also on short notice), she always meets her promises (even if she needs to reply at 2 a.m. at night), her solutions are always very practicable and consider both legal but also business needs.’

‘Highly competent team.’

‘Outstanding expertise and engagement of Dr. Jana Eichmeyer and her team.’

Engelbrecht und Partner Rechtsanwälte

Boutique firm Engelbrecht und Partner Rechtsanwälte‘s employment law proficiency spans matters of company and collective agreement law, anti-discrimination, personnel leasing, as well as pension and employee benefit laws, among others. Public employment law constitutes a particular focus of the team led by Helmut Engelbrecht and Maria Schedle. Both have extensive experience in advising domestic and international clients and executives and representing them before various courts in litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Helmut Engelbrecht; Maria Schedle

Testimonials

‘Direct contact / immediate reaction / excellent analysis and answers on short notice.’

‘Helmut Engelbrecht and Maria Schedle are very dedicated and responsive. They showed extraordinary commitment and delivered valuable results.’

‘The team works quickly, in a friendly and very customer-oriented manner. The expertise on the specialist topics is excellent.’

‘Mr. Engelbrecht is one of the best lawyers I know and his support is highly recommended. His recommendations are easy to implement and also made understandable for third parties’

‘Ms Schedle advises our company on labour law issues. She is always available and provides very precise and understandable information. Even if we bring several problems to her at the same time, she does not lose the overview and takes the same amount of time for each of our enquiries. The cooperation is characterised by a great deal of humanity and respect. This mix of incredible expertise and high social competence distinguishes Ms Schedle as a lawyer!’

‘Fast availability, pragmatic solution.’

‘Excellent availability, short response time.’

‘Deep knowledge, permanent accessibility, thinking forward, always looking for feasible solutions’

Key clients

Jugend am Werk Salzburg GmbH

VIELE gGmbH

CTS Eventim Austria GmbH

TÜV Austria Holding AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Jugend am Werk Salzburg and VIELE gGmbH in an employment dispute matter.
  • Advising CTS Eventim Austria GmbH on employment law matters on an ongoing basis.
  • Representing TÜV Austria Holding AG in employment law related matters.

GERLACH LÖSCHER | Littler

Employment law boutique GERLACH LÖSCHER | Littler handles matters ranging from conflict management, contracts, restructurings and data protection matters. Clients in the IT sector and pharmaceutical industry are increasingly turning to the team, which is led by Markus Löscher and Roland Gerlach. The group has also been active in Covid-19 employment-related matters. Michaela Gerlach is another a key contact in the team; she specialises in the employment law implications of corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Markus Löscher; Roland Gerlach

Other key lawyers:

Michaela Gerlach

Testimonials

‘Client-focused, success-driven, highly specialized in employment law.’

‘Mag. Löscher is competent and knowledgeable. His quick-witted approach and easy-going demeanour make it a pleasure to work with him.’

‘I was impressed by the cordial demeanour of the staff as well as the commitment, empathy and expertise of my counsel.’

‘Markus Loescher: His command of a broad body of material was impressive. His manner was friendly and congenial. I felt that he was not only professionally but also personally concerned. He takes the rule of law and justice seriously. He communicates well and is available.’

‘Excellent, pragmatic advice with good business judgement.’

‘Dr Gerlach is business-minded.’

‘This law firm has a great team where everybody is specialised in a certain field. If a client has a specific question and the usual contact person does not have the answer, the question is forwarded to a colleague. This way, a very quick and smooth service is ensured.’

‘Practical, business-minded, fast, excellent service.’

Key clients

Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

card complete Service Bank AG

Mylan (A Viatris Company)

AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG

RohrMax Rohrreinigungs- und Kanalsanierungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Amomed Pharma GmbH

Kansai Helios Coatings GmbH (former Ring Alliance)

New Work SE

JAGGAER Austria GmbH

Works Council Board Personnel of Austrian Airlines

Work highlights

  • Representing Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH in an employment case pending before the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for Card complete Service Bank AG on all aspects of employment law.
  • Advising Mylan on the employment aspects of a merging of functions.

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Labour law matters related to outsourcing, M&A and the privatisation of public enterprises are among Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH's strengths. The group also advises clients on data protection including whistleblowing and employment termination and handles cross-border cases, among others. Practice head Franz Marhold and associate Christoph Ludvik are the key contacts, assisting clients in contentious and non-contentious matters alike.

Practice head(s):

Franz Marhold

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Ludvik

Testimonials

‘The law firm is small enough to give you as a client the feeling of personal care.’

Key clients

ams AG

Constantia Industries Holding

Evotec SE

Österreichischer Genossenschaftsverband (Schultze-Delitzsch)

Apollo Optik

VIVATIS Holding

Raiffeisen Informatik

Vienna Philharmonic

Marinomed Biotech

Thoeris

Work highlights

  • Advising longstanding client Constantia Industries on labour law issues, such as works agreements, conciliation board proceedings, restructuring endeavours and labour court proceedings.
  • Advising longstanding client Apollo Optik (Austrian brand is Pearle) on employment law advice regarding all aspects of employment law and litigation matters concerning the company.
  • Advising the renowned Vienna Philharmonic orchestra on employment law, joint examination of wage-related levies GPLA (social security and wage tax audit) and other social law issues.

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s team, led by Georg Schima and Birgit Vogt-Majarek, advises clients on high-profile employment matters including business restructurings, works council relations, social security, compliance and data protection, frequently within a cross-border context. The practice’s activities span a range of sectors including healthcare, telecoms, IT and transportation, to name a few. Schima is particularly known for his expertise in director’s and officers’ liability and contract matters and remuneration policies, while Vogt-Majarek is often instructed in questions pertaining to individual employment law.

Practice head(s):

Georg Schima; Birgit Vogt-Majarek

Key clients

APCS Power Clearing and Settlement AG

AC Nielsen

Boels Rental

Canon Austria GmbH

Carglass Austria GmbH

Catalate Commerce, Inc

Celebi Ground Services Austria GmbH

C-Quadrat Investment AG

DXC Technology Austria GmbH

EntServ Enterprise Services Austria GmbH

EDUSCHO Austria GmbH

Eckes-Granini Austria GmbH

EUROTAX Österreich GmbH

FRIMECO Produktions GmbH

ENerserv Getec GmbH

Ibis Acam Bildungs GmbH

Johnson & Johnson Group Austria

Kleen-Tex Industries GmbH

Lundbeck Austria GmbH

Moet Hennessy Österreich GmbH

Moncler Deutschland GmbH

ÖBB Business Competence Center GmbH

OMV AG

Post AG

Pryde Group GmbH

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Austria

RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group

Schiebel AG

Stehomed GmbH/ WHS medical GmbH

Temp Champ GmbH

Vizrt Group

Waldviertler Sparkasse Bank AG

Warner Bros

Western Union

Wienerberger AG

Wirecard Central Eastern Europe GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising ÖBB Group of companies in ongoing employment law advice, diverse litigation and out-of-court disputes.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson Group Austria on all employment law issues in Austria.
  • Advising Moet Hennessy Österreich GmbH in all aspects of employment, corporate and business law.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)'s workload includes both contentious and non-contentious matters, for example advice on restructurings, employment contracts, the cross-border posting of employees, and advising on employment matters within the public sector. Practice head Stefan Kühteubl covers a wide range of related issues, with extensive experience particularly in employment aspects of M&A transactions. Teresa Waidmann, who was promoted to counsel in February 2021, is praised by one client for ‘delivering smart and practical solutions no matter how complex the issue is’.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Kühteubl

Other key lawyers:

Teresa Waidmann

Testimonials

‘The cooperation is characterised above all by the willingness of the individual lawyers to understand the client’s circumstances. In addition to competent advice and expertise, Schönherr also provides us with competent and reliable support in labour law disputes.’

‘The team has profound expertise and a lot of experience in labour law disputes.’

‘High level of legal knowledge and experience of the team members.’

‘The legal expertise and legal statement is always on the point and clearly describing the various option for the client but with a clear recommendation for further action.’

‘Schoenherr’s team is young and motivated. They have great expertise and are super responsive, even on short notice.’

‘Teresa Waidmann is our to-go-to employment law expert, delivering smart and practical solutions no matter how complex the issue is. She brings it straight to the point, and that’s the kind of advisor we need in our daily business. Definitely recommended.’

Key clients

Greiner Group

Manpower Group

Bilfinger Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG (Bilfinger)

ORS

Hypo Immobilien & Leasing GmbH

BUWOG

BASF SE

Schoellerbank AG

Central European University (CEU)

Magna Group

Funke Mediengruppe

TUW – Technische Universität Wien

ACTION

AKH – Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien (Vienna General Hospital)

ORF

Thales

UNICREDIT Bank Austria AG

JTI

Arbeiter Samariterbund

Work highlights

  • Advising Central European University on all employment-related aspects subsequent to its cross-border transition of CEU’s campus from Budapest to Vienna.
  • Advising UNICREDIT Bank Austria AG on employment law matters, including compensation.
  • Advising ORF and its group companies on employment law matters, including advice on the reframing of its pension sharing system and complex legal questions regarding the various Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The pandemic has kept the employment team at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH busy advising in issues pertaining to short-time work, health and safety measures, employee testing and questions surrounding vaccinations. Besides that, the firm assists clients with a range of employment-related matters such as flexible working models and whistleblowing, the latter in which practice head Wolfgang Kapek is well-versed. Consumer and retail are a focus of Brigitte Sammer, while Walter Pöschl is specialised in renumeration systems in banks and social security law.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek

Testimonials

‘It is rare that I do not need to give a firm “prep time” for a call. Walter knows our way of working, our risk appetite, and the company’s structure enough to understand the audience of each project or case. His quick, precise, and relevant advice is much appreciated.’

‘Walter Poeschl has the most strategic mind of all of the firms working with our company. He understands what result we want and he gets us there, whether it’s in negotiations with works councils or in organizing our working time and remuneration structure.’

‘Broad knowledge in different areas of labour law, advice was to the point, very practical advice, avoidance of time consuming written statements’

‘Good response time when contacted, very friendly, good legal knowledge’

‘The employment team in Taylor Wessing that we are collaborating with is very professional and represents our interests in the best possible way.’

‘The expertise and attention to detail is very satisfactory. The partners always make time for our queries and have also extensive experience in the litigation field.’

Key clients

TTTech Computertechnik AG

Möller Feuerfesttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Shockwave Medical, Inc.

INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH

Concept Cool Vertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Landgard Group

“Show-Factory” Entertainment GmbH

Nestlé Österreich GmbH NESPRESSO ÖSTERREICH GMBH & Co OHG

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

T-Systems Austria GesmbH

DSV Air & Sea GmbH

Jafra Cosmetics Handelsgesellschaft mbH

IES Abroad Institute for the International Education of Students

W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

Holmes Place Wien GmbH

CYATHUS EXQUIRERE PharmaforschungsGmbH

Atradius Kreditversicherung, Zweigniederlassung der Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

Lafarge Holcim

Panasonic Electric Works Austria GmbH

SHISEIDO AUSTRIA GmbH

Hays

Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.

Galderma

AGRANA

Leykam Let’s Print Holding AG

Europapier Austria GmbH

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

Work highlights

  • Supporting Nestlé/Nespresso Austria with the development and creation of a customized group-wide concept regarding employment contracts and their implementation, the implementation of a flexible work system in relation to remote work, and the creation and implementation of a technical tool to solve highly complex calculations regarding the classification in the applicable collective bargaining agreement / the conversion to the new salary scheme.  
  • Advising Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH on the establishment of the group-wide whistleblowing system in Austria and support in respect to questions around the implementation requirements under EU- and Austrian law.
  • Advising TTTEch Computertechnik AG on highly specialised questions related to employees’ data protection, EDP safety measures and working time solutions as well as general employment law.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Labour law disputes and restructurings are among the core strengths of DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s employment practice. The team is experienced in handling the employment aspects of cross-border transactions, where it frequently works alongside offices globally. Stephan Nitzl heads the practice and has expertise in employment litigation and transactional labour law, in addition to advising clients on day-to-day employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Nitzl

Key clients

Wizz Air Hungary Zrt

TMF Group B.V.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

METRO Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH

Jung von Matt Donau GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Wizz Air Hungary on a restructuring programme involving staff cutbacks and representation in related disputes.
  • Advising Vienna-based consulting firm TMF with regard to the management liability of its former managing director.
  • On-going strategic employment law advice for Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG

Employment, human resources, immigration, and pension law constitute the areas of expertise for Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG's team. The practice has close ties to the firm’s trade license law, data protection, corporate, and litigation departments, allowing it to seamlessly advise clients on a host of employment and labour matters, especially in regard to M&A-deals and due diligence procedures. Practice head Silva Palzer’s specialisations include M&A-related human resources advice.

Practice head(s):

Silva Palzer

Testimonials

It seems they properly use technology to have full transparency about the information you give them and they know how to collaborate with each other.

A fast answer and good way of communication makes the work with Eversheds Sutherland very good.

Very high level of expertise, always up to date with the latest knowledge, very high service orientation, fast and uncomplicated support – even when things have to be done quickly – as well as good accessibility by mail and telephone.

‘The team offer a very pragmatic, business driven approach, very responsive, high level of expertise with valuable high-end advice considering clients’ interests.’

Key clients

Badger Meter

NBC Universal

MOL Group

AAF

Tyco/Johnson Controls

Experian Group

Microsoft

Global People

LinkedIn

Wolford

Urban Outfitters

Legero Schuhfabrik GmbH

Rockwell Group

MAZARS Austria

AR Packaging GmbH

WashTec Group

Parker Hannifin

Getinge

Netcetera

Turkish Airlines

Work highlights

  • Assisted Badger Meter Inc with due diligence including HR work and SPA procedure where employment matters had to be covered in the representation and warranties.
  • Representing an international NASDAQ-listed global leader in veterinary diagnostics, software and water testing in two court proceedings regarding an employee.
  • Advised Global People with its entry in the Austrian market, including the incorporation of the entity, the drafting of all employment contracts and the transfer of employees from another employer.

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners advises companies on collective and individual labour law and represents them in legal disputes before courts and conciliation boards. Social plans related to the shutdown of plants, personnel reductions and negotiating work agreements are particular areas of expertise for the firm. Kurt Wratzfeld leads the practice with specialisations in company pension law and civil law. Monika Sturm is another key contact of the employment practice.

Practice head(s):

Kurt Wratzfeld

Other key lawyers:

Monika Sturm

Testimonials

‘FWP has a very experienced team with some of the best brains of lawyers. unfortunately i don‘t know anything about their billing, but I do know that they help young artists by exhibiting their art and that they promote diversity. They always deliver on time, no matter when you contact them, and with the highest quality.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Imperial Tobacco Austria Marketing Service GmbH

Work highlights

  • Providing the client Imperial Tobacco Austria Marketing Service GmbH with continuing advice and representation on all matters of employment law.

GRAF ISOLA

GRAF ISOLA focuses its employment practice on company pension law  and collective labour law. The firm advises clients from the oil & gas, IT, engineering, entertainment and non-profit social services sectors, among others. Practice head Jakob Widner also leads the dispute resolution practice group and is well versed in handling employment litigation as well as drafting contracts and separation agreements and assisting clients in restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Widner

Testimonials

‘Availability is very good and very satisfying speed in delivering as promised, good communication skills.

‘Very fast answers, very good knowledge of our industry and our needs, absolute suitability of all received advice regarding practical implementation, successful regarding avoidance of legal disputes, but also regarding satisfaction of the need of our employees, absolutely good value for money.’

‘Mr. Jakob Widner: fast, practical, reliable.’

‘Our experiences so far have been that there was always a competent contact person for the various point we have brought forward, and the questions raised were handled in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Samariterbund

JobRad

Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ)

Andritz Hydro

LUKOIL Lubricants Europe

Escada

Surecomp

cortical.io

Work highlights

  • Advising Samariterbund (ASBÖ) on negotiating and clarifying the legal status of Corona-helpers (Corona-testing; Corona-vaccinations) in negotiations with involved stakeholders (national insurance providers; chamber of employees; other aid organisations), finding practical solutions to complex legal issues in support of those active at the forefront in the challenging surroundings of the Corona-crisis.
  • Advising the Chamber of Commerce on the overhaul of indexation mechanisms for pension and salary schemes (successful litigation/representation before Austrian courts including the supreme court in all cases; consequences of future mechanism and planned changes).
  • Advising JobRad Österreich GmbH on all employment matters relevant to setting up a presence in Austria.

Kinner Korenjak LAW

Kinner Korenjak LAW's 'team is very service oriented and understands the client’s need’. The employment law boutique was established in early 2020 and has since made a name for itself by providing comprehensive advice to a range of clients. Most recently, the team has expanded its activities in the areas of litigation and restructuring and has also been involved in Covid-19 related matters. Wolfgang Kinner and Ingrid Korenjak jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kinner; Ingrid Korenjak

Testimonials

‘Very friendly, search for tailored solutions.’

‘Wolfgang Kinner, Ingrid Korenjak: high competence, quick answers.’

‘They have a thorough way of working, are easily accessible and give quick feedback.’

‘Dr Kinner: very easy to work with, knowledgeable and service oriented.’

‘Ingrid Korejak: She is great and I always recommend her to clients for Austrian employment law. She is very responsive and her advice is very practical.’

‘The team is very service oriented and understands the client’s need.’

‘Dr. Wolfgang Kinner is an excellent lawyer and I appreciate the cooperation.’

‘Wolfgang Kinner is a great employment lawyer, who is always available for quick and to the point legal analysis.’

Key clients

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics GmbH

Siemens Personaldienstleistungen GmbH

KPMG Law in Austria

The employment law and immigration practice at KPMG Law in Austria offers clients interdisciplinary support in line with the firm’s tax expertise. Restructuring projects, contentious matters, and transaction-related employment work are all part of the practice’s offering, which also includes Covid-19-related issues and global mobility. Elisabeth Wasinger heads the team and is particularly active in the areas of litigation and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Wasinger

Other key lawyers:

Valerie Kalnein

Key clients

Bongfisher GmbH

Bühler AG

Consapption GmbH

C-Quadrat Investment AG

Hotelkit GmbH

Implenia Baugesellschaft mbH

Incubed IT

Keepers Child Safety GmH

PEPCO

RE/MAX Europe Regional Services – PMSCS Regional Franchise Services GmbH

SWARCO AG

TUI Austria

TUNAP Cosmetics

Nokia

Wolf ButterBack KG/ Martin Braun-Gruppe Österreich (Dr. Oetker)

Wolf Klima- und Heiztechnik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised the Austrian branches of Implenia Baugesellschaft mbH on various employment law matters.
  • Advised PEPCO on all employment law issues in relation to PEPCO’s market entry in Austria.
  • Assisted TUNAP together with KMPG tax experts on a major restructuring affecting around 80 employees in Austria.

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

One client praises the employment practice at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH for the 'high responsiveness of the team and prompt follow-up to our inquiries'. The team advises clients on matters including human resource-related projects, data protection issues, mass redundancies and transfer of businesses, as well as negotiating works council agreements and contracts. Anna Mertinz leads the practice and has extensive expertise in both individual and collective employment law.

Practice head(s):

Anna Mertinz

Testimonials

‘Always very prompt and professional cooperation.’

‘We appreciated very much the high responsiveness of the team and prompt follow-up to our inquiries.’

‘Dr. Anna Mertinz has done an excellent job in communicating what is a ‘must’ in the agreement and where we have freedom of choice. Furthermore she went the extra mile by providing us with relevant additional information to support our decision-making process.’

Key clients

Hornbach

Nemo Healthcare

Futrue

Lyreco

Towers Watson

Handler Holding

Familie & Beruf Management

TIAN Gourmet Restaurants

Rohde & Schwarz

Estee Lauder

Lauda and Ryanair DAC

Diversity Think Tank Consulting

BIO AUSTRIA

Assa Abloy

Coca-Cola HBC Austria GmbH

MISTER SPEX

Samsonite Europe NV

Diamond Aircraft

Markas GmbH

Lindner Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Lauda, subsidiary of Ryanair, on all individual and collective legal matters relating to employment law, works Council issues, collective bargaining agreement negotiations, restructurings, handling of over 200 court cases, social partner cases, Supreme court cases, mass redundancies, Covid questions, and airline specific employment law questions.
  • Advising Coca-Cola HBC Austria GmbH on ongoing legal questions and representation in court cases, settlement agreements, short time work and Covid-related questions.
  • Advising Mister Spex on setting up a new branch in Austria including all employment contracts and side agreements, advise on specifics of Austrian employment law, specifics on collective bargaining agreement and flexitime, movement and relocation of employees.

Prchal Anwaltsbüro

Employment law boutique Prchal Anwaltsbüro handles the entire spectrum of work in this area for domestic and international clients. The firm is particularly specialised in reorganisations, contract work and issues pertaining to work time, in addition to a growing volume of employment litigation cases. Clients stem from industries including hospitality, trade, pharma and IT. Founding partner Robert Prchal is regularly involved in cross-border and immigration matters as well as restructurings and redundancies.

Practice head(s):

Robert Prchal

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Schober

Testimonials

Competent, hardworking, and friendly.’

The level of communication from the firm is excellent regarding ongoing cases.

Generally, legal issues are always explained to us in a way that make them clearly understandable for people without a legal background.

In terms of billing, we consider the firm’s practice to be very fair and transparent.’

We are a very satisfied with the firm and with the entire team – from the secretariat up to the Managing Partner.

What we appreciate greatly, is that any legal issue, regardless of its complexity, is explained thoroughly and clearly, leaving no room for misunderstandings.

Robert Prchal is an excellent lawyer with a vast amount of legal knowledge and experience, especially in the field of labor law.

Robert is able to break down highly complicated legal issues in a clear manner, which is not something many lawyers are able to do as well as he does. He is very calm and focused on key issues when handling negotiations or speaking in court, which – from our point of view – benefits our cases.

Key clients

TourRadar

EQOS Energie Österreich GmbH

Parfümerie Douglas Gesellschaft m.b.H.

AstraZeneca Österreich GmbH

Agent Provocateur

Munich Hotel Partners

Cornerstone on Demand

Hotusa Hotels grousp

Loisium Hotels

URSA Dämmersysteme Austria GmbH

Oaklins TJP Corporate Finance GmbH

WaveOptics

TOMRA

Work highlights

  • Representing Douglas Parfümerie GmbH in proceedings against three dismissed employees who challenged their dismissal in court on the grounds that it was not justified and against one employee in proceedings for unfair dismissal.
  • Advised WaveOptics on cross-border questions regarding the deployment of employees from the UK to Austria and on questions of engaging employees directly in Austria through the UK legal entity.
  • Advised Hermann Ultraschall GmbH with regard to the premature unjustified resignation of an employee claiming termination entitlements in court.

Schindler Attorneys

Collective and individual employment law are covered by Schindler Attorneys’ employment practice, with other strengths including advice on group restructurings and reorganisations, outsourcings, and corporate acquisitions. Practice head Barbara Klinger has extensive experience in employment litigation and immigration law as well as employment matters at the intersection with transactional matters. Martin Lanner is specialised in migration law and data protection and is also well versed in matters relating to working time models.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Klinger

Other key lawyers:

Martin Lanner

Testimonials

‘Strong team and good collaboration.’

‘Good knowledge, individual treatment, professional dealing.’

‘Individual consulting, personal contact, friendliness.’

‘Great people, great skills.’

Key clients

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

ASFINAG Autobahnen-Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs AG

Technisches Museum Wien

BDO Austria Holding Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH

BTO Forschung GmbH

Elfenkleid

Gorenje

TriLite Technologies GmbH

Verdino

Woom

C&A Mode GmbH & Co. KG

Demner, Merlicek und Bergmann

BWM Architects

Inetum Österreich GmbH

Wombats Holding GmbH

Styria Media Group

Work highlights

  • Advised IIASA on the implementation of shop agreements on WFH and on performance management
  • Advised ASFINAG on negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advised VERDINO on the implementation of an almost exclusive WFH scheme.

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich regularly represents clients before courts in employment litigation matters in addition to advising on a wide range of non-contentious issues in this area. Pensions, data protection, executive contracts, and immigration form part of the firm’s service portfolio. Practice head Hans Georg Laimer assists clients with all areas of employment law Andreas Tinhofer joined the firm in January 2021 from MOSATI, strengthening the department’s expertise in company pensions and employee data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Hans Georg Laimer

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Tinhofer

Testimonials

‘Mr. Laimer can present issues very briefly and in a striking manner. He is extremely flexible. The special and very complex legal issues in the construction industry are very quickly brought to the point by him.’

Dr Alexandra Knell

Dr Alexandra Knell advises companies on issues related to restructurings, mass redundancies, and transfer of businesses. The firm has also experienced high volumes of Covid-19 related instructions including advice on short-time work, home working and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Knell

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The 'very competent' team at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH is involved in advising businesses and executive employees on employment and labour law matters pertaining to date protection, compliance, terminations, and mobility strategies. Practice head Clemens Egermann, who is 'extremely solution oriented,  fast reacting and a perfect business partner', has experience of both individual and collective labour law including litigation.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Egermann

Testimonials

‘The team reacts quickly and in a very nice manner at all times.’

‘Very competent. Strategic thinkers.’

‘Strong reactivity; high availability; adequate responses to our questions.’

‘Clemens Engelmann: he understood very quickly our needs and answered our questions rapidly. He delivered on time products and was able to contextualize his answer to help us better understand our legal environment.’

‘Highly professional team for all business topics.’

‘Dr. Egermann is extremely solution oriented, fast reacting and a perfect business partner. Being able to discuss an issue from different perspectives like risk, resources, revenues, costs e.g. with him has always led to very good solutions.’

Key clients

EVN AG

Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H.

“Xvise” innovative logistics GmbH

Rittal GmbH

Philips Austria GmbH

Bauarbeiter Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse

Gesellschaft österreichischer Kinderdörfer

Institut français d’Autriche-Vienne

Managing director and shareholder of a medical device manufacturer

Ledvance GmbH

Medical doctor

European American Investment Bank AG

Curium Pharma

Work highlights

  • Representing EVN AG in disputes related to employment.
  • Representing Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H in litigation relating to employment.
  • Counsel for employment law aspects of Curium’s acquisition of IoGmbH.

BLS Rechtsanwälte GmbH

BLS Rechtsanwälte GmbHComparative Guides promotional icon is instructed on employment and labour matters by domestic and international companies, most notably clients in the retail and production sectors. Its recent workload includes employment litigation, home office models and benefits. Key partner Thomas Boller is specialised in the establishment of works councils and related agreements, outsourcing, and the posting of employees from abroad.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Boller

Work highlights

  • Represented a company in the automotive sector before the conciliation body for substitution of the consent of a works council to conclude a works agreement due to a failed agreement on the installation of a new VoIP software.
  • Advising a construction engineering company operating globally in setting up of a branch in Austria and posting of its employees, both EU nationals and UK nationals, after Brexit to Austria.
  • Advised a Swiss group in respect of regulatory aspects and contractual risks of hiring leased employees in Austria and posting such to construction sites in Switzerland and Germany.

Edthaler Leitner-Bommer Schmieder & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH DELETE

Edthaler Leitner-Bommer Schmieder & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises domestic and international companies on a range of matters pertaining to employment law, including contracts and agreements, labour leasing, working time, employee participation schemes, and restructuring. Due diligence and the representation of clients in administrative criminal proceedings and other employment-related dispute matters are also part of the firm’s portfolio. Johannes Edthaler is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Edthaler

Other key lawyers:

Christina Traxler

Testimonials

‘Excellent competence in labor law.’

‘Good relation between fee and service, competent persons are available quickly, short response times, easy going collaboration, deadlines are adhered to.’

‘The collaboration with Dr. Traxler has been incredibly straightforward from the start.’  

‘Good collaboration esp. with Christina Traxler, very responsive, able to get difficult issues to the point, keeps deadlines.’

Key clients

Prinzhorn Holding GmbH

Arthur D. Little Austria GmbH

Heinemann Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Prinzhorn GmbH, Arthur D. Little Austria GmbH and Heinemann Austria GmbH on the drafting of employment contracts, working time models and company agreements as well as assistance with cross-border secondments and labour transfers as well as in the employment of foreign staff.

Körber-Risak Rechtsanwalts GmbH

Körber-Risak Rechtsanwalts GmbH is a boutique firm that specialises in employment law and thus offers services on the whole range of related matters including representation before courts and administrative authorities. Clients stem from industries including retail and wholesale, healthcare, transport, and media. Katharina Körber-Risak and recent partner promotion Julia Englader , Sarah Meixner  & Raphael Schanda  jointly lead the team. Moritz Linder left the firm in summer 2021.

Practice head(s):

Katharina Körber-Risak; Julia Englader; Sarah Meixner ; Raphael Schanda

Testimonials

‘Very competent law firm in all employment law questions. They are readily available and give clear recommendations even on complicated legal issues.’

‘Mrs. Katharina Körber-Risak: broad professional competence, is able and willing to give clear answers to ad-hoc questions.’

Key clients

AKRAS Flavours GmbH

Austrian Airlines AG

Gurkerl.at GmbH

Several works council and the group representation (“Konzernvertretung”; ie. the highest employee body) of OMV AG

Duvenbeck Group

Greenyard Fresh Austria GmbH

Isovolta AG

Rehabilitation clinic Montafon

Social Security Agency for Public Servants, Railways and Mining (BVAEB)

Superfund Asset Management GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Austrian Airlines AG (AUA) on an ongoing basis on employment law matters, especially in connection with Covid-19 related issues.
  • Advising Gurkerl.at GmbH on various labour law issues, in particular the implementation of flexible working time models, home office policies, shift working for blue-collar workers.
  • Advising ARKAS Flavours GmbH on an ongoing basis on various employment law matters, in particular in connection with working time issues.

PHH Rechtsanwälte GmbH

PHH Rechtsanwälte GmbH's employment practice advises domestic and international clients on a range of matters including personnel leasing, restructuring, data protection issues, the employment of foreign citizens in Austria, as well as remuneration schemes. Practice head Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo focuses on individual and collective employment law as well as transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo

Testimonials

‘Flexible and extremely eager.’

‘Quick and positive feedback.’

‘Broad expertise on different industries, and domains, good teamwork among the members of PHH.’

‘Fantastic client facing people, real intention to understand the client’s position, and plans. They have the competency to think together with the client on disruptive solutions, future plans and ideas.’

‘Very professional, skilled employees with a fresh, hands on mentality.’

‘Especially swift and up to the point, with the right attitude towards solution-oriented approaches.’

Key clients

IRIS HR Consulting (MCN Global HR)

PharmaMar S.A.

FREE NOW mytaxi Austria GmbH

SALESIANER MIETTEX GmbH

MARC O’POLO International GmbH

Makita Werkzeug Ges.m.b.H.

BayWa r.e. Power Solutions GmbH

BayWa IT GmbH

Geveko Markings Group

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Gnant

Codecool Kft.

Webster Vienna Private University Bildungsverein für die Freunde der Webster University (St. Louis, USA)

Bonaventura Straßenerrichtungs-GmbH

BLANCO Austria Küchentechnik GmbH

PwC Legal Austria-oehner & partner

PwC Legal Austria-oehner & partner’s employment law and immigration practice group provides clients with support throughout the entire work-life cycle, with particular strengths in immigration services. Ursula Roberts is well versed in both individual and collective employment law. Eva Krichmayr leads on the immigration law matters and has extensive expertise in social security law.

Practice head(s):

Ursula Roberts; Eva Krichmayr

Testimonials

 

Key clients

Baustoffe – Verkaufslager, Harald Christian Ehrlich GmbH

JCL AG

Schachinger Immobilien und Dienstleistungs GmbH & Co KG

Work highlights

  • Advising Baustoffe – Verkaufslager, Harald Christian Ehrlich GmbH on the reclassification of employees in the new salary scheme of the collective bargaining agreement for white-collar employees and apprentices of commercial companies (KV-Handel NEU).
  • Advising JCL AG on general employment law matters.
  • Advising Schachinger Immobilien und Dienstleistungs GmbH & Co KG on the drafting of employment contracts and management service agreements.

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)'s employment practice handles reorganisations, the intra-group transfer of employees as well as employment litigation. The firm has also been involved in Covid-19 related advisory work and disputes before the Austrian courts. Roland Heinrich, who has notable proficiency advising on manager contracts, plant closures and redundancy plans, and Bettina Poglies-Schneiderbauer, who focuses on temporary employment matters, are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Roland Heinrich; Bettina Poglies-Schneiderbauer

Testimonials

‘SWCP has experts for different legal issues. It is more efficient and easier to coordinate.’

‘Smart, professional, cooperative, flexible.’

 

Key clients

Secop Austria

Evotec GT

Work highlights

  • Advising the Austrian subsidiary of Secop Austria on employment law issues arising from a restructuring process.
  • Assisting a global life sciences company with a range of issues arising from the transfer of employees from one of the largest life sciences multinationals.
  • Advising a multinational agriculture company on the restructuring of a production site subsequent to shutdown of its main production unit and the laying off of several employees.