Preparation of and advice on bonus and incentive programs in collaboration with the company to establish criteria to help focus employees on the company’s key fields of action, and attract and retain skilled employees based on legal, financial and tax considerations.
In Denmark, collective bargaining agreements play an important role in the relation between employers and employee. This collective bargaining agreements have a significant impact on employment conditions, which we can assist in navigating.
We assist with formations of limited liability companies (IVS (Entrepreneurial company), ApS (private limited company), A/S (public limited company) and P/S (Limited partnership company). We assist both with regular formations of new companies (cash or non-cash contribution) or formations in connection with share exchange or conversion of an owner-managed company into a limited company.
Assistance from experiences advisors with the negotiation and drafting of terms and conditions (including incentive schemes) in connection with the recruitment of senior executives and directors, as well as with the separation of such persons from the company.
The change from the old Danish Holiday Act to the new Danish Holiday Act was a significant and complex shift from both and HR and administrative perspective. We can assist with informing employees, providing surrounding documents, and advising on practicalities in connection with the change.
In recent years the number of cases of discrimination on grounds of particularly age and disability have increased. We advise on discrimination on the labour market with a view to preventing disputes.
Dispute resolution, court cases and arbitration disputes as well as matters dealt with at judicial boards
Conflict can be a difficult matter to handle, often involving opposing views and feelings. We can provide an experiences and sensitive approach, bringing whatever the situation requires as a part of mediation cases. arbitration cases and similar.
We assist employee organisations and pension funds with employment law issues regarding their own employees.
The transfer of undertakings can cause major organisational changes – and in this context, uncertainty – about the legal position of employees. We have long experience in advising in connection with employees’ legal position in connection with transfer of businesses or parts of businesses, including outsourcing of for instance it, debt collection or facility management. We advise on among other things redundancies in connection with transfer of undertakings and buying activities out of businesses in distress.
We provide advise on international employment of Danish companies. We have experience with several countries in particular the UK, but also Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, the US, UEA and Saudi Arabia.
When an employee exercises the right to take leave, the employer must be aware of various rules. We advise on the company’s obligation to pay salaries during maternity leave according to applicable legislation and collective bargaining agreement as well as on market trends in relation to maternity-, paternity- and parental leave. We also advise on the possibility of reimbursement from maternity funds and “NemRefusion”.
We advise on non-competition clauses and non-solicitation clauses in relation to enterprises’ requirements for imposing clauses on employees, as well as aiding in independent third-part review of restrictive covenants as part of the hiring process.
Process control in connection with individual redundancies and the management of collective redundancies
We offer assistance with the implementation of individual resignations, calculation of costs, investigation of the possibility to avoid termination, preparation of the necessary documents to ensure compliance with legal requirements, collective agreements, the company’s policies and values and planning of communication.
Assistance for existing and new companies in the recruitment process, including the drafting of necessary key legal documents. Further, we work closely with an HR consultant to aid in providing a comprehensive service covering all legal and practical aspects of recruitment.
The transfer of undertakings can cause major organisational changes and uncertainty about the legal position of employees. We have long experience in advising in connection with employees’ legal position in connection with transfer of businesses or parts of business, and surrounding issues.
We assist in case of expatriation of employees and advise on work and residence permits for employees who are going to work in Denmark. We assist companies facing a fine or other sanctions in case of lack of sufficient work and residence permits.