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Employment & Pensions

The labour market is dynamic, as is labour law – such is evident from numerous legal changes in 2016. The increase of maximum working hours in combination with work-related travel times, restrictions on non-compete clauses and greater transparency in all-in contracts are only a few examples of several material changes in labour law. What is more, European regulations are also becoming an increasingly important factor for you. To remain successful, you must take appropriate action in all areas pertaining to labour law.

We are the leading law firm in all fields of individual and collective labour law. Our areas of expertise include, in particular, the works constitution and all matters related to collective regulations as well as European labour law. Moreover, we specialise in pension fund law and the special labour regulations applicable to former state-owned companies. Further key areas covered by our lawyers include the medical sector, the posting of employees abroad and social security law.

We provide our clients with legal advice but also representing them in court (including the CJEU) and before public authorities. We also advise and support you in negotiations with unions and works councils. Our expertise in labour law encompasses a wide variety of different sectors. We provide guidance and support to banks, insurance companies and businesses in the industrial, telecommunications and service sectors as well as to health institutions and universities.

The main focus of our activities is on advising clients on the establishment and termination of employment contracts, on negotiating and concluding collective bargaining agreements and works agreements between employers and works councils (in particular working time schemes, social compensation plans), and on providing advice on labour law issues related to changes in working conditions and all aspects of employee data protection law. We also advise you on all labour law aspects of business transactions, restructurings and reorganisations.

Labour law is without doubt a key factor for investment decisions in CEE countries. Our vast expertise in this field is reflected year after year in top rankings on both the national and international level (Legal500, Chambers, JUVE, Advocatus).


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22/09/2021
Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in Croa­tia
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal The reas­ons for reg­u­lar ter­min­a­tion as set out in the La­bour Act are as fol­lows:if the need for work ceases to ex­ist for eco­nom­ic, tech­nic­al or or­gan­isa­tion­al...
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07/09/2021
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
12/08/2021
Im­port­ant con­sulta­tion on clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
Over­view Un­til 15 Novem­ber 2021 the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) is con­sult­ing on pro­posed re­vi­sions to Reg­u­la­tion (EC) 1272/2008 on the clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
26/07/2021
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Croa­tia
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? Yes, there is a law on whis­tleblow­ing: The Act on the Pro­tec­tion of Per­sons Re­port­ing Ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies ("Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette No. 17/2019"). 2. Does loc­al...
Comparable
13/07/2021
Fu­ture of Work
This guide helps you find an­swers to es­sen­tial ques­tions about mo­bile work­ing.
07/07/2021
COV­ID-19 travel re­stric­tions for non-EU cit­izens in Croa­tia
1. Re­quire­ments for entry from EU and non-EU coun­tries With re­gard to per­sons trav­el­ing to Croa­tia, a De­cision tem­por­ar­ily pro­hib­it­ing and re­strict­ing per­sons from cross­ing all bor­der points of Croa­tia...
11/06/2021
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
08/06/2021
Trade secrets in Croa­tia
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
24/05/2021
Plat­form work and grow­ing tax risks in Croa­tia
Most EU Mem­ber States, in­clud­ing Croa­tia, are an­noun­cing plans and seek­ing solu­tions re­lated to the reg­u­la­tion of work al­loc­ated through di­git­al la­bour plat­forms. For ex­ample, the Com­mis­sion Work Pro­gramme...
20/04/2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Croa­tia - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  The em­ploy­er can al­ways raise aware­ness and...
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18/03/2021
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack
Have you heard about the latest de­vel­op­ments in em­ploy­ment law? Mod­ern work­ing en­vir­on­ments are lead­ing to un­pre­ced­en­ted chal­lenges and the pan­dem­ic also con­ducts fre­quent and rap­id changes to la­bour law.   In our we­bin­ar series CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack – the name says it all – you can find out how to best deal with the nu­mer­ous em­ploy­ment law is­sues in ap­peal­ingly presen­ted and di­gest­ible por­tions. Our em­ploy­ment law ex­perts provide fre­quent in­form­a­tion here on everything you need to be aware of. We not only keep an eye on the leg­al situ­ation in Aus­tria but also on CEE jur­is­dic­tions.  The fol­low­ing epis­odes of our CMS Em­ploy­ment Snacks are cur­rently avail­able – we hope you en­joy listen­ing: