Employment and Labour law

It is important for an employer to know the restrictions that apply to his or her room for manoeuvre in an employment relationship and it has not become any easier due to the increasing regulation of the legal relationship between the employer and the employee that has taken place.

Plesner's labour and employment law department provides advice on all aspects of labour and employment law. We assist our clients with specialist advice, focusing on providing solution-oriented advice that enables our clients to act quickly, efficiently and legally correct when faced with big or small challenges.

We particularly provide legal services to Danish and international businesses, but we also provide legal services to public authorities, institutions and individuals, including managers and executives in particular.

Flexible types of employment

Not only are we very experienced in providing advice on traditional employment issues between the employer and the employee, we also advise on the more flexible types of employment that have evolved as the need for flexibility has increased. Some examples are fixed-term employment, part-time employment, secondment/hiring-out of employees, consultancy issues and teleworking.

Advice at several levels

Not only do we provide legally correct advice, we also include aspects as to staff policy and the human and commercial aspects required for a comprehensive solution of the issue in question. We know that the advice which we are providing to our clients usually profoundly affects the parties involved who will often have to continue working together after the issue has been solved.

A great supplement to our advice

We share our knowledge and keep our clients up to date with the latest developments in labour and employment law by monthly electronic newsletters that describe recent judgments, new legislation or current issues in labour and employment law and by holding seminars where we discuss one or several issues in depth.

International collaborations

We work closely with a number of foreign law firms and we also participate in a number of international networks such as

  • ELA (Employment Law Alliance)
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
  • AEL (Association of European Lawyers)

By participating in international networks and cultivating our relationships with foreign collaborators, we acquire useful knowledge of what is happening internationally in labour and employment law, which we know from experience will subsequently influence the Danish labour market.

Another valuable element of our international collaboration is the fact that we are always able to quickly procure relevant foreign specialist assistance to our clients when required.

Chambers Europe (2015)

"Noted for expertise in employment litigation, particularly with regard to employee incentive schemes, executive dismissals, discrimination issues and injunctions. Also experienced in the transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and collective bargaining matters."


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