Collective bargaining and work councils are becoming a fact of life for companies in all industries. Meanwhile, the growing importance of worker representation in the company management structure brings a wealth of issues for boards and company owners. Both can have significant implications on how you deal with your employees, especially during corporate transactions and restructuring.
We can help you understand the implications of collective bargaining, ahead of structural, drafting and negotiating agreements, right through to termination. We’re also experienced in providing operational advice on works councils, from set-up to day-to-day operations. We have particular expertise in the German Mitbestimmung, which requires many companies to practice co-determination. We can also advise on the creation of a European works council where a company is active in different European countries.