Law in House 1: Labor law check

Inconsistent, outdated employment contracts? Difficulties in differentiating between employment contracts / fee-based contracts / temporary employment contracts? A bad gut feeling about your working time regulations? Insufficient health, fixed-term or probationary period management? Lack of clarity regarding data protection in the employment relationship? Repeated formal problems with the involvement of your works council / staff council or employee representatives? Uncertainties when issuing warnings / dismissals? In short: Do you have the feeling that your company needs to take action on labour law issues?

In this case, we offer you a one-day labour law check to identify typical sources of error in your company’s HR department. The aim of this service is to identify any need for action in your HR department. We will tell you where you should take action in terms of labour law and work out a strategy for further action together with the employees in your company who deal with personnel issues. The complete legal review and, if necessary, revision of your forms, sample contracts and internal processes can then take place at a later date.

For this labour law check, you provide us in step 1 in advance (e.g. by sending us an e-mail) with the information and documents that we should check for any current need for action. We then check this information and documents (usually within a time frame of around 4 hours) for any need for action – a complete legal review and revision of the documents does not yet take place within this framework (this complete legal review/revision is offered separately if required).

This can be the following information/documents:

  • sample employment contract, sample fee contract
  • Relevant collective bargaining regulations, your own employment contract conditions, existing regulations/agreements on special payments and your work regulations/company regulations
  • Existing fixed-term and extension agreements, internal expiry of fixed-term contracts
  • Working time regulations, break regulations, company/service agreements on working time, working time account regulations, any other documents/agreements relating to working time
  • Internal procedure in the event of an employee falling ill, regulations on company integration management, existing regulations on dealing with alcohol and other drugs in your company
  • internal procedure for employees in their probationary period (e.g. probationary period meetings, internal memo on the end of the probationary period, procedure for deciding on continued employment, etc.)
  • internal regulations on data protection in the employment relationship, handling photos of employees, non-disclosure agreements, post-contractual non-competition clauses
  • Internal procedure in the event of an employee’s breach of duty, sample warnings and termination notices
  • Forms for the involvement of the works council/staff council/employee representatives, internal procedures for involvement

In step 2, we will come to your company (usually for a further 4 hours) to discuss any need for action and the next steps with the employees involved in your personnel issues. In this context, we also provide you with checklists on frequently occurring labour law issues (e.g. recruitment, fixed-term contracts, dismissal). You can then decide for yourself whether your HR department should work out a solution itself using the information obtained during the labour law check or whether you would like to seek legal advice and support from us in addition to the labour law check. In the latter case, we will be happy to provide you with a customised offer.

Costs of this comprehensive employment law check: By arrangement. The fee depends on the desired scope of the employment law check in terms of content and time.

Dr. Andrea Benkendorff
Phone: +49 351 563 90 26