Employment law

Is the new employee contract legally watertight? Which working time model makes a company an attractive employer? Can layoffs be carried out? PwC’s experts advise companies on these issues, so that their HR heads and managers are seen to be competent partners.

Our clients know that we not only have our eye on employment law, but always look at the bigger HR picture. Our advice is not, for example, limited to the structuring and negotiation of a social plan or to properly formulated termination notices. From the get­go, we think about how to best communicate plans to employees, how to get the employee representative on board and how to co-opt all parties in order to jointly advance operational objectives.

Our clients benefit from the fact that our lawyers are also industry experts. Because while employment law may seem uniform nationwide, you have to know the intricacies of an industry very closely in order to formulate optimal contracts or to prevail in legal disputes. We can help you and will be glad support you in satisfying your employees.

Overview of PwC’s services

  • Ongoing employment law support
    • Structuring of employment contracts, termination notices, warnings and appraisals
    • Drafting of job descriptions and advice on application procedures, including employee data privacy
    • Structuring of working time models, variable compensation models and company pension models
    • Advice on legal issues around collective labour
    • Completion of internal collective bargaining agreements
    • Support with the termination of employment contracts, including representation in labour court disputes
  • Advice for executive officers
    • Creation of executive and managing director contracts
    • Compensation advice
  • Support with M&As and restructurings
    • Employment law advice and support for the entire transaction process
    • Support with employee transfers
    • Preparation of social plans and agreements between company and works council
    • Development of downsizing programmes
    • Negotiations with works councils
    • Process management and representation in employment disputes
  • Secondments
    • Social security and immigration law advice
    • Advice to companies regarding secondment practices
    • Creation of secondment agreements
    • Visa issues and residence permits

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Dr. Nicole Elert

Dr. Nicole Elert

Partnerin, Tax & Legal Transformation & Technology Lead, PwC Germany

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