Legal advice and support in employment policy, hiring and termination of personnel, employment contracts, …

Employment law

Our employment law specialists assist small, medium and large companies with all their questions on individual and collective employment law. ORYS also provide support in legal proceedings before the labour courts.

More specifically, our Employment Law team assists companies with:

ORYS assists companies with and advises them on the general HR and employment policy (e.g., regarding the compensation and motivation policy of the company, alternative compensation possibilities, how to deal with absenteeism, etc.).

Our team assists and guides you through the entire hiring and termination procedure, by providing advice, drafting the required documents, making the calculations, developing the possible scenarios, negotiating with counterparties and implementing individual dismissals and end-of-career scenarios.

ORYS is familiar with drafting employment-related documents, such as working regulations, specific clauses (e.g., confidentiality and non-compete clauses), annexes to employment contracts, company policies, company-level collective bargaining agreements, etc.

Our specialists can assist you with the negotiation and the drafting of employment contracts and independent service/consultancy agreements. We also provide advice on which agreement(s) is/are possible for a specific scenario, on the pros and cons and the potential risks.

ORYS advises and assists companies within the framework of social inspections.

At the request of companies, our team performs internal HR audits (e.g., in view of a social inspection), whereby we review the entire (or part of the) HR documentation of the company. Our findings and recommendations of such HR audit are drafted in a detailed report.

The Employment Law team is also specialised in assisting and advising on the employees’ representation within the company (i.e., works council, health and safety committee and trade union delegation), the social elections and the protected employees. We also support companies within the framework of collective conflicts.

ORYS advises and assists companies throughout the entire procedure of collective dismissals and closures, and more specifically, with the drafting of a detailed step plan and the information and consultation procedure, the negotiations of the social plan and the formalities towards the authorities.

Furthermore, our Employment Law team has substantial experience in advising companies within the framework of corporate M&A transactions (both on sellers’ and buyers’ side).

Our specialists in employment law: