Johanna Reiland advises national and international companies as Counsel and Certified Specialist Lawyer for Employment Law in all areas of individual and collective employment law, with a particular focus on data protection topics in the HR context (employee data protection in accordance with the GDPR and BDSG).

In the area of employee data protection, she specializes in the structuring of digital workplaces and the implementation of IT projects in the HR context, in particular supporting companies in the introduction and use of IT-Tools and the negotiation of IT framework and individual works agreements with works councils.

Johanna Reiland represents medium-sized companies and German subsidiaries of global corporations in these areas, both in and out of court. 
She was registered as a lawyer in July 2015 and became a Certified Specialist Lawyer for Employment Law in 2018. In January 2018, she joined Osborne Clarke's Employment Law Team.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

The Digital Transformation is driven by the implementation and use of new IT-Tools by employers. Many of these IT-Tools are used by employees on a daily basis and thus also process their personal data, which the employer can usually access without further ado. In this respect, the responsibility of HR becomes evident.

Achieving the goal of cross-functional interaction between HR and IT requires in-depth moderation and coordination not only of the specific functionalities of the IT-Systems used, but above all a balanced structuring of the interface challenges. Together with our clients, I develop strategies and solutions to achieve this goal – also with the involvement of works councils.

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Johanna Reiland and Christian von Bühler explain what the EU AI regulation means for HR departments. Read the article here in German.

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