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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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02/11/2022
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. 46/2022"). 2. Does loc­al...
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19/10/2022
Croa­tia im­mig­ra­tion and travel re­quire­ments for refugees from Ukraine
The fol­low­ing in­form­a­tion is cur­rently ac­cur­ate as of 15 March 2022. | Наразі інформація точна станом на 15 березня. 1. Do I need a visa to enter this jur­is­dic­tion...
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06/10/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals and Ter­min­a­tion of Em­ploy­ment 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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06/09/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide on dis­crim­in­a­tion in the work­place in Croa­tia
1. What are the main laws on dis­crim­in­a­tion in the work­place in your jur­is­dic­tion and what type of con­duct does it cov­er? The mat­ter is reg­u­lated by three main acts:The Anti-Dis­crim­in­a­tion Act as of...
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02/08/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial...
Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Reg­u­la­tion, the meta­verse as a work­place In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. The emer­gence...
27/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the...
Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the im­port­ance of cy­ber­se­cur­ity, ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world...
21/07/2022
The Ma­ter­nity and Par­ent­al Sup­port Act amended
The Ma­ter­nity and Par­ent­al Sup­port Act is the main leg­al in­stru­ment reg­u­lat­ing the en­ti­tle­ment of par­ents and guard­i­ans to leave and fin­an­cial sup­port. The cur­rently ap­plic­able act entered in­to force...
19/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs...
Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs and civil law prin­ciples in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. In the meta­verse, trade in vir­tu­al...
13/06/2022
Up­dated CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trade Secrets
From pat­ents to pro­grammes, designs to data, your most valu­able busi­ness as­sets can be the things you can’t put un­der lock and key. But what leg­al re­course do you have to pro­tect these in­tan­gible as­sets...
07/06/2022
Trade secret laws and reg­u­la­tions 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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26/05/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
26/04/2022
New Croa­tian “Whis­tleblower Act”
A new Law on pro­tect­ing people who re­port ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies or, as it’s more pop­ularly known, “the Whis­tleblower Act” come in­to force in Croa­tia on 23 April 2022. Since, back in 2019, the Par­lia­ment...