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17.09.2018

Handelsblatt - Best Lawyers Austria

In the current issue of Handelsblatt Special Roland Gerlach has received the 2018 accolade for labour law in Austria from Best Lawyers.

Link

10.08.2018

Juve labour law 2018

The current labour law ranking has been published by JUVE in the summertime of 2018.
We could place ourself amongst the leading law offices again this year.

JUVE
, issue July/August 2018

JUVE Ranking

01.05.2018

The Legal 500 lawyers recommendation 2018


Roland Gerlach
has successfully established himself as a leading individual in the austrian field of labour law just as in the previous years.
Our law office has positioned itself once more amongst the top law firms.

Legal 500 has stated the following about us:

"Gerlach Rechtsanwälte ‘runs like a clockwork’ and ‘provides quick and accurate advice’ to employees and employers on employment contracts and pension schemes, while also assisting clients with works council negotiations and litigation. The highly regarded Roland Gerlach assisted an international chemicals company with compensation plans pertaining to its restructuring, among other matters. Other key individuals include associate and ‘rising star’ Markus Löscher."

20.04.2018

Trend Ranking 2018

Roland Gerlach with GERLACH Rechtanwälte remains one of the leading attorneys of Austria and is established firmly once more among the top 5 lawyers in the field of labour law.

01.03.2018

Chambers & Partners guide 2018

 

The current Chambers and Partners guide of 2018 states:
What the team is known for
Specialised boutique employment firm assisting international companies with establishing business in Austria, as well as Austrian companies branching out into international markets. Advises clients on a range of employment issues, such as drafting contracts and restructurings. Offers strength in employment litigation and the employment aspects of social security regulations and company law. Also known for its expertise in pension-related issues.

Strengths
The team is praised for its "great support, expertise in negotiating documents and deep knowledge," which helps to ensure good results for its clients.

Notable practitioners
Praised by clients as an "outstanding lawyer", Roland Gerlach is also renowned in the wider market for being an "impressive negotiator." He is particularly well reputed for acting for employees and trade unions, with sources reporting that he is "always very good when it comes to big and complicated cases against major companies." A client singles Gerlach out as a "specialist in pension schemes." He also advises on management contracts.

01.12.2017

The rights of blue-collar and white-collar employees will be approximated

 

Approximation of blue-collar and white-collar employees:
The new "blithe-collar employee"?

Mag. Markus Löscher has written an article on the upcoming changes in the current PVP-magazine, No. 2017/86

link (in german only) PDF

19.06.2017

Essensbons sammeln nicht erlaubt - The saving of meal coupons is not allowed

 

The austrian paper Die Presse has released an article from Mag. Branco Jungwirth, where he states what the employer has to guarantee when supplying his employees with meal coupons, which are eligible for tax relief

07.05.2017

Article release regarding dismissal of the works council


Kann der Betriebsrat – trotz Entlassung –
bis zur gerichtlichen Zustimmung weiterhin
uneingeschränkt im Unternehmen wirken?
Mag. Markus Löscher has dealt with the question of dismissal of the works council in the current PVP-magazine, No. 2017/40

link (in german only) PDF

30.04.2017

Trend Ranking 2017


Dr. Roland Gerlach is placed once again among the top lawyers in the field of labor law, in the current annual ranking of the TREND magazine.

12.04.2017

The Legal 500 lawyers recommendation 2017


The law office Gerlach Rechtsanwälte has been recommended again as a top-tier firm in the practice area of employment.
Roland Gerlach is listed as a leading individual.

09.04.2017

Chambers & Partners guide 2017


The current Chambers and Partners guide of 2017 states:
The "extremely brilliant" Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is a market-leading presence in labour law, spanning both employer and employee representation. He is frequently seen acting on behalf of high-ranking employees in the negotiation of termination agreements, including related court proceedings. "He has a clear understanding of the business scenario, and he asks the right questions," one source asserts, adding: "He was very clear regarding what was feasible and what wasn't, with very fast communication and responses to questions." He recently assisted an international chemical company with its restructuring and downsizing measures.

02.04.2017

Article release regarding maternity leave (Part II)


„Große“ Elternteilzeit: Die 7 häufigsten
Dienstgeberfehler und wie Sie diese
vermeiden (Teil 2)

Mag. Markus Löscher has published the secound part of his statement in the current PVP-magazine, No. 2017/29

Part II, link (in german only) PDF

28.02.2017

Article release regarding maternity leave (Part I)


„Große“ Elternteilzeit: Die 7 häufigsten
Dienstgeberfehler und wie Sie diese
vermeiden (Teil 1)

Mag. Markus Löscher has published a statement in the current PVP-magazine, No. 2017/21

Part I, link (in german only) PDFPart I, diagram, link (in german only) PDF

01.01.2017

Germany vs Austria -what to take in consideration regarding working hours


A seminar tailored specifically for german companies who want to create an austrian branch.

What are the key differences in labour law between Austria and Germany? We explain it here:
link (in german only)

22.12.2016

Christmas Greetings 2016


We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

15.11.2016

Article release regarding maternity leave


Umstieg von "kleiner" Elternteilzeit auf "große" Elternteilzeit möglich?

Mag. Elisa-Maria Winterauer & Mag. Markus Löscher have published a statement in the current PVP-magazine, No. 2016, 271

https://lesen.lexisnexis.at/zs/pvp/index.html

link (in german only) PDF

11.08.2016

Juve labour law ranking 2016


Gerlach Rechtsanwälte could place itself among the top players in terms of labour law again this year.

JUVE publishing company, issue July/August 2016

19.07.2016

Questions and problems regarding §§ 8d, 8f VKG


Wer zu spät klagt, den bestraft die Schutzlücke
Dr. Michael Leitner and Mag. Markus Grundtner have elaborated an extensive essay in ecolex 2016, 607

link (in german only) PDF

30.06.2016

Wiener Zeitung Lawyers Ranking


BEST LAWYERS AUSTRIA 2016
For the first time the newspaper Wiener Zeitung issued a ranking of Austrias lawyers.
The us-american publisher Best Lawyers conducted a survey and in an extensive peer to peer procedure they compiled a list of Austrias most renowned advocates in their respective specialist disciplines.

We are pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Roland Gerlach and the Gerlach law office, on the subject of Labour Law, in this ranking.
link

25.04.2016

Chambers & Partners guide 2016


Roland Gerlach is ranked among the top lawyers in the 2016 editorial of Chambers and Partners:
»Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is acclaimed by peers as "a heavyweight in the field," and is regularly seen acting on high-profile cases. He represents both employers and employees and is also seen advising works councils.«

29.03.2016

Current case law regarding the question of dismissal date according to § 4 Abs 4 UrlG


Wenn das Wörtchen „wenn“ nicht wär ...

Michael Leitner has published an informative arcticle about this topic in ecolex 2016, 239

link (in german only) PDF

23.12.2015

Christmas Greetings 2015

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
# fit for 2016

24.09.2015

Annual IBA Conference 2015 in Vienna, Austria

Roland Gerlach will co-moderate a panel on "Low cost airlines – a critical examination of the industry business model with a focus on employee and labour relations" on October 5th and "When Culture Impacts Compliance- What Gives?" on October 10th at the IBA Annual Conference

23.07.2015

Who's Who Legal: Austria Special Report


Who's Who Legal introduced their brand new Austria special report, a detailed guide to the country’s legal market.
Gerlach Rechtsanwälte achieved a placement among the top players in the field of labour law.

11.05.2015

Format Ranking 2015


Dr. Roland Gerlach is placed once again as top lawyer in the field of labor law, in the current annual ranking of the FORMAT magazine in Austria.

27.04.2015

Chambers & Partners guide 2015


Roland Gerlach is announced for 2015 in Chambers and Partners:
»The "outstanding" Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is an incredibly prominent figure in the Austrian employment market, with a tremendous reputation for representing employees in high-profile disputes.«

22.04.2015

2015 edition of Who's Who Legal


GERLACH RECHTSANWÄLTE has been selected by research of Who's Who Legal with clients and peers as being among the world's leading management labour and employment lawyers.

Dr. Roland Gerlach and Mag. Branco Jungwirth are listed again in WWL's 2015 edition for Labour and Employment.

30.06.2015

The Legal 500 lawyers recommendation 2015


Gerlach Rechtsanwälte has been recommended again as a TOP-TIER FIRM in the practice area of employment in 2015.

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is now listed in the new elite "Leading lawyers" list. Straight from the printing press: The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide and The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 editorial.
Roland Gerlach has been confirmed as a leading individual in employment law.

14.01.2015

Answers to 7 practical issues about medical certificates in Austria


Mag. Dr. Josef Grünanger has published an informative article on this topic in the PVP magazine

link (Part I & II -in german only) PDF

23.12.2014

Christmas Greetings 2014

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

04.11.2014

Conference of ABA (Los Angeles)

8th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference (Los Angeles, USA)

Roland is Speaker about: Alternate Forms of Union Representation: Myth or Reality in North America?

05.11.2014

Business Circle Seminar "Labor Law for HR-Professionals" (German)"


Fachseminar »Arbeitsrecht für Personalprofis«

This seminar offers an overview over most recent jurisprudence, specific solutions for pending labor law related problems and strategies. (Language: German)

18.10.2014

IBA Conference Tokyo


Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee:

Roland is Speaker on: Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age: what to avoid, lessons learned and effective solutions to ensure a harmonious and productive multi-agedworkforce.

14.05.2014

Book Publication


Dr. Josef Grünanger is author of Arbeitnehmer-Datenschutz und Mitarbeiterkontrolle (employee-data protection and control of employees), published on May 05, 2014 at Manz

ISBN 978-3-214-02068-2

 

15.05.2014

Legal 500 2014 - leading lawyer and top-tier law firm

Roland Gerlach as well as the company Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is listed in the top tier 2014:
Boutique firm Gerlach Rechtsanwälte specialises in Austrian and European employment law, and is ‘outstanding when it comes to court proceedings’. The renowned Roland Gerlach provides ‘excellent advice’, particularly in connection with employee representation.

Editorial Firm Profile

29.05.2013

Specific questions about parental leave


Michael Leitner has written an essay about protection against dismissal during parental leave and insufficient applications for parental leave, in ecolex 2013, 452

link (in german only) PDF

06.03.2013

So kündigen Sie richtig

Participation at the Seminar „Die besten Verkäufer finden und halten“ in Vienna.

21.11.2012

“Equal Opportunities Act”

Seminar Business Circle with Roland Gerlach

08.11.2012

“Employment Law for Personnel Professionals”

Seminar Business Circle with Roland Gerlach

10.10.2012

Seminar Business Circle in Rust/Burgenland

Two days seminar with Roland Gerlach, on Oct. 11th and 12th.

13.09.2012

“Current Developments in Employment Law”

AWAK-Seminar with Roland Gerlach

25.06.2012

Seminar “Employment Law 2012”

Seminar for FORUM Publishing House, held by Branco Jungwirth and Christina Kerschbaumer.

19.06.2012

Seminar Management Circle in Munich

with Branco Jungwirth

20.06.2012

Breakfast Briefing Business Circle

with Roland Gerlach

11.06.2012

Seminar Business Circle “Equal Opportunities Act”

with Roland Gerlach

21.05.2012

Seminar Management Circle in Dusseldorf

with Branco Jungwirth

21.05.2012

Seminar Business Circle “Equal Opportunities Act”

with Roland Gerlach

09.05.2012

Best Lawyer 2012

In the practice area of Labor and Employment Law Roland Gerlach is being announced "Best Lawyer Of The Year 2012"

24.04.2012

Seminar Management Circle in Frankfurt

with Branco Jungwirth

23.04.2012

Seminar Business Circle “Employment Law for Personnel Professionals”

with Roland Gerlach

10.04.2012

Breakfast Briefing Business Circle

27.03.2012

IBA Conference, New York

with Roland Gerlach

12.03.2012

Seminar Business Circle “Avoiding Personal Liability as Manager and Director”

with Roland Gerlach

28.02.2012

Seminar “Employment Law 2012”

Seminar for FORUM Publishing House, held by Branco Jungwirth and Christina Kerschbaumer.

27.02.2012

Seminar Management Circle in Düsseldorf

with Branco Jungwirth

22.01.2012

EELA-Conference, Dublin, London

with Roland Gerlach

27.11.2011Book Presentation: Gerlach Risak Schrank Hoefle

Book Presentation “Praxishandbuch Arbeitsvertragsgestaltung”

“A Practical Guide to Composing Employment Contracts”

Presentation of the book release with all of the authors on 1.12.2012. Photos of the book release can be found here.

Watertight composition of employment contracts

A Practical Guide to Composing Employment Contracts provides valuable input  on how to professionally compose written employment contracts on a number of levels: further information on the book can be found on the Linde Publishing House website.

Release date: 28.11.2011
Length: 480 Pages
Authors: Gerlach/Risak/Schrank/Höfle
ISBN: 9783707310733

23.11.2011

IBA Konferenz, Chicago

with Roland Gerlach

02.11.2011

Business Breakfast: “Employment Law – Update in the Morning”

Branco Jungwirth and Christina Kerschbaumer hold a presentation in cooperation with Forum Publishing House

02.11.2011

IBA Conference, Dubai

with Roland Gerlach

19.10.2011

Seminar Business Circle “Equal Opportunities Act”

with Roland Gerlach

09.10.2011

Seminar Business Circle “Avoiding Personal Liability as Manager and Director”

with Roland Gerlach

21.09.2011

AWAK-Seminar “Current Developments in Employment Law”

with Roland Gerlach

21.06.2011

Breakfast Briefing "Recent changes in labor-law"

For the second time Roland Gerlach is holding a presentation on the “Current Innovations in Employment Law” as part of the “Breakfast Briefing” hosted by Business Circle.

16.05.2011

Mr. Jungwirth holds a lecture about Austrian labor law in Dusseldorf

09.05.2011

Gerlach participates in the American bar Association Conference in Berlin

07.04.2011

FORMAT Lawyer ranking

According to the current FORMAT Anwalts-Ranking 2011 Lawyer Ranking (14/2011 edition), Dr. Roland Gerlach is amongst the best lawyers who deal with Austrian Employment Law.

31.12.2010

Founding of "GERLACH Rechtsanwälte"

The Office of law "Griesser|Gerlach|Gahleitner" is dissolved by the end of 2010. Dr. Roland Gerlach and Branco Jungwirth will continue their sucessful collaboration under the name "GERLACH Rechtsanwälte" in a new office.

 

05.10.2010

Annual Conference of the IBA (International Bar Association)

Gerlach is one of the speakers of the panel "Unions today".

Vancouver, October 03-08, 2010 [Link IBA] [Programme]

08.07.2010

Gerlach has again been announced in the highest achievable category of the Lawyers Ranking "Chambers".

"He is praised for his direct approach, and is considered ´truly excellent – one of the best employment lawyers in Austria.´"(Chambers, Employment Austria) [Link]

03.11.2010

Annual conference of the ABA (American Bar Association) Section of Labor & Employment Law

Gerlach holds a speech about European labor law.Chicago, November 03-06, 2010 [Link ABA] [Programm]

19.04.2010

Gerlach is voted onto the board of the RAK Vienna

Gerlach has been voted onto the board of the viennese bar association.