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Employment & Pensions

  • Text
  • Employment
  • Noerr
  • Pensions
  • Germany
  • Drafting
  • Agreements
  • Restructuring
  • Contracts
  • Awards
  • Solutions


NOERR_EMPLOYMENT & PENSIONS Transactions and M&A • Optimising the employment law conditions for a transaction • Structuring or avoiding transaction-related transfers of undertaking (in asset deals and changes in form) and changes in operations • Carrying out employment due diligences • Drafting the employment law aspects of sale and purchase, joint venture and merger agreements • Adjusting and harmonising terms and conditions of employment at collective, company and individual contractual levels (“post-merger integration”) Internationalisation • Advising on group-wide deployment of personnel and HR management • Assisting in employee assignments abroad, including secondment agreements • Optimising employment contracts with a foreign component • Preparing and structuring the international deployment of employees • Obtaining employment permits and assisting in cooperation with foreign advisors and authorities • Optimising the tax and social security law aspects of contracts with a foreign component • Assisting you in entering the market in CEE countries • Advising on outsourcing and associated subsidies • Engaging in cross-border restructuring of companies and individual business divisions Ensuring flexible conditions of employment and use of outside staff • Developing innovative working-time models and ways of deploying staff • Developing tailor-made remuneration structures • Clarifying matters associated with hiring out employees and managing use of outside staff (temporary work, including “equal pay” issues; contracts for work; company structure) • Supporting you in obtaining and extending official permits (e.g. licences for providing temporary agency workers), including representation in dealings with authorities in contentious proceedings 8

EMPLOYMENT & PENSIONS_NOERR Structuring employment relationships • Drawing up company-specific employment and service contracts and contracts for work • Devising flexible remuneration models (including target agreements) • Advising on performance management (including dealing with and avoiding barriers to performance • Coordinating employee participation • Drafting practicable works agreements • Drafting and amending inter-company and internal pay scale or collective bargaining agreements • Advising on working-time account, partial retirement, sabbatical and teleworking models • Negotiating with works councils and staff committees in conciliation boards, with trade unions in arbitration bodies specified in collective bargaining agreements and representing you efficiently before the courts • Providing assistance when parting from employees (issuing notices of dismissal and drafting severance and termination agreements) Matters concerning management boards, board members and directors • Providing you with forward-thinking and comprehensive advice on all matters concerning management boards, board members and directors, from the strategic focus to structuring pay and contracts and terminating agreements • Dealing with D&O liability matters • Representing companies, management board members and directors – including before the courts • Defending you against unjustified claims Company pension schemes • Restructuring existing pension structures and systems • Introducing new forms of company pensions • Advising on deferred compensation schemes • Winding up, adapting and replacing pension schemes • Localising and eliminating risks, creating a clear and modern structure 9


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