Employment law has a long tradition – the most central reason for many changes was and is the protection of dependent employees. A distinction is made between individual labour law (Individualarbeitsrecht) – in this case, the relationship between the individual employer and employee – and collective labour law (Kollektivarbeitsrecht) – in this case, the legal relationship between the employer and the representatives of the employees or the respective associations.
Up to this day, this field of law is not standardized by codification, but rather made up of several sector-specific laws, ordinances, collective agreements, etc., the interplay of which is almost impossible for the legal layperson to keep track of.
Due to the growing internationalisation of activities (e.g., posting of workers), it may be necessary to clarify in advance which (national) labour law applies in each case and how this is influenced by any supranational regulations.
From the perspective of the employee, our advice focuses on questions concerning the admissibility of fixed-term contracts, the arrangement of working hours, especially part-time work, or the fulfilment of claims for holiday leave or continued payment in the instance of sick leave.
After receiving a notice of termination, the focus then shifts to whether the employment relationship can be “saved” – if necessary, with the help of the labour courts – i.e., whether the termination is effective, centrally whether at least an appropriate severance payment can be obtained, or what other claims (may) exist between the parties involved during the termination of the employment relationship, e.g. claims for holiday compensation.
From the employer’s point of view, it must be regularly clarified how best to deal with breaches of duty by employees. In recognition of the special nature of this permanent reciprocal relationship, we always prefer a tiered and proportionate approach, starting with discussions, admonishments, and ultimately the termination of the employment relationship. In particularly serious cases, however, if legally permissible, a notice of termination must be used outright. Here the requirements are high, and insufficiently prepared terminations can cause considerable costs in the event of their invalidity due to the usually continuing claim for payment of wages.
September 9th lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Council and the Trade Department at the Danish Embassy in Berlin participated in a Masterclass Workshop at Food Nation at Axelborg in Copenhagen with a presentation on the legal challenges of export and establishment in Germany. Participants were Danish companies that market their food products in Germany and that want to increase their activities in the German market.
advokatfirma | meyer and Novasol tenants are confirmed by the Danish consumer ombudsman in Corona cases: Novasol cannot retroactively change terms of business. The newspaper The Nordschleswiger reports:
“If force majeure applies to Novasol, this must also apply to the consumer.” Attorney Meyer has complained about Novasol’s unilateral change of business terms in the midst of the pandemic. The newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten reports:
advokatfirma | meyer wins in third instance a decisive process for German road accident victims at the Danish Supreme Court, Højesteret. The case concerned the fundamental question of which law is applicable if a German car causes an accident on a business trip in Denmark and the employees want to bring claims against their employer.
Dänische Ferienhausvermittlungen und die Covid-19-Pandemielage
Artikel in “Der Nordschleswiger”: Enttäuschte Mieter gehen gegen Ferienhausanbieter vor
Ausgewählte Informationen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen im Recht der Kurzarbeit, im Arbeitsrecht, im Insolvenzrecht, im Mietrecht und im Zivilrecht zu Zeiten der Sars-Cov-2-Pandemie
The Danish founder and partner of the lawfirm Hans-Oluf Meyer has successfully transferred the Scandinavian way of team-work into our German law firm and we are therefore very glad to present a high standard concerning both our reachability towards our clients as well as our legal advice, as our cases are regularly surveyed by more than one lawyer.
TVS – Newscast:
15. juli 2012 19.30
Following the main news on July 15, 2012, Danish television showed a report with and about attorney Hans-Oluf Meyer and his law firm in Berlin (the program is in Danish):