employing outside personnel | hiring out employees.
social insurance law | status determination.
representation before the labor courts.
wages | salary.
employee profit participation.
employment contract | termination.
The employment relationship is a defining legal relationship for every company. Errors and disruptions in this legal relationship can give rise to significant negative consequences. As a result, employment contracts, but also their termination, are of great importance for every company.
Termination and settlement agreements
Terminations and termination agreements
Defending unfair dismissal suits
Preparing and reviewing/revising employment contracts
Preparing supplemental agreements for employment contracts (company car regulations, bonus and target agreements, commission agreements, agreements for the use of communication devices, or BYOD)
Strategic consulting for the purpose of terminating employment relationships
Creating termination notices and counsel on the appropriate participation of the works council, as well as within the framework of agency assent procedures
With multidisciplinary engagement and closely involved IT expertise, we offer our clients full support for all collective bargaining law questions and structures.
Co-determination rights of the works council
Works council elections
(In-house) collective bargaining agreements and operational regulations
Work environment 4.0
Data protection and employee rights (monitoring, utilizing evidence at the time of termination)
Consulting on all works constitution legal questions
Creating works agreements and (in-house) collective bargaining agreements
Negotiations with works councils and unions
Representation in disputed cases before the labor court and the conciliation board
employing outside personnel | hiring out employees.
Misjudgments in employing outside personnel can have particularly negative consequences for companies. We ensure expert development of all legal relationships with subcontractors, freelance employees, and with regard to the subject of hiring out employees.
Freelance work and fictitious self-employment
(fictitious) contracts for work (fictitious) service contracts and impermissible hiring out of employees
Creating contracts and approaches
Review of social insurance law status
Conducting status determination proceedings, including subsequent appeal and court proceedings
Applying for permits according to the German Law on Temporary Employment (AÜG)
Counsel and implementation in cases of permissible hiring out of employees
Delimitation of the various forms of employing outside personnel in national and international contexts
Sonntag & Partner has remarkable expertise in all social insurance law questions within established multidisciplinary teams. We also advise and represent our clients in particularly complex factual circumstances.
Social insurance contributions for artists
Social insurance exemptions for managers
Counsel and external representation
Representation towards social insurance carriers and other regulatory authorities
Conducting application and appeal proceedings
Reviews of social insurance status under the law
Evaluation of contribution obligations within the scope of social contributions for artists
Providing support in the course of company audits by pension insurance carriers, including a subsequent appeal and proceedings before the social courts
We prepare the wage and salary accounting for companies, legal entities, and private households. In teams assembled for a multidisciplinary approach, we also advise and support our clients in all aspects of digitalization surrounding accounting, personnel files, and electronic company audits.
digitalization | optimizing accounting.
digital personnel file.
Current wage and salary accounting
Managing vacation days
Valuation of non-cash compensation (e.g. use of a company car)
Advise on tax-exempt employer benefits
Calculation of Sunday, holiday, and night shift bonuses
Transmitting statements to social insurance institutions
Proof of payment for workers’ compensation
Employment tax returns
Consolidated tax payments under §37b German Income Tax Act (EStG)
Levy for non-employment of the severely handicapped
Social contribution for artists
Assistance in the course of audits by the German pension insurance fund/tax office
Digital cooperation between the client and the law firm.
A uniform level of information between the client and the law firm, which reduces the number of follow-up questions by both parties. Providing documentation for electronic company audits in a timely manner
Expert teams assembled on an individual and multidisciplinary basis advise and provide support to our clients with comprehensive expertise in all aspects of posting employees — nationally and internationally.
Tax aspects for an international staff assignment
Social insurance law for an international staff assignment
Employer's social insurance obligations in the case of a foreign assignment
Consulting for the posting company and the posted employees
Preparing and revising labor law rules on posting employees
Generating payroll accounting
Preparing tax returns
Employing staff across borders
Assessment of tax liabilities
Evaluation of tax questions for the international employment of staff
Consideration of the applicable social insurance law
Application for A1 certificates and confirmation of expatriate employee status
Evaluation of social insurance law contribution obligations abroad, also in cooperation with foreign network partners
Assessment of special questions on occupational safety abroad (such as working hours regulations), and consulting on measures for worker protection, accident prevention,
and representation in the event of recourse asserted by workers’ compensation insurance carriers