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Employment Law

The practice area of employment law is an integral part of UGB’s specialization.

Our lawyers advise managers, employers and employees in concluding employment agreements, employment termination, competition clauses, collective redundancies, preparing internal regulations and implementing the codes of ethics, collective bargaining, employee secondments, transfers or outsourcing, employment of foreigners in Slovakia, agency employment and, last but not least, anti-discrimination law, employee monitoring and whistleblowing matters.

Clients also draw on our expertise in matters involving setting up employers’ internal organizational structures and reporting relationships, creating standardized template employment documents depending on different job positions, working rules, internal guidelines and other documents in the field of occupational health and safety.

We also have a stand-out record of representing employers or employees in out-of-court negotiations and court proceedings concerning compensation for damage caused while performing work tasks as well as compensation for pain and suffering and difficulties in social relationships due to accidents at work and occupational diseases.

Our Experience

Foreign automotive company

Legal advice on ensuring the process of collective redundancy of about 330 employees, including communication with the relevant state administration authorities in the field of employment and protection of work.

Major construction company

Legal advice and representation in several administrative proceedings before the relevant labor inspectorate in the matter of the alleged violation of the employer’s regulations in the fields of employment (breaks at work, unpaid leave, etc.) and occupational health and safety.

Major Slovak IT company

Both out-of-court and court representation of the client as an employer in the proceedings to declare invalidity of the employment termination notice served by the employer to a high-level employee, including entitlement to wage compensation.

Pharma company

Both out-of-court and court representation of the client as an employer against a former employee regarding compliance with the non-compete clause and damages for breaching the non-compete clause after termination of the employee’s employment.

Restaurant network operator

Legal advice to a gastronomy entrepreneur regarding representation of the client in the matter of illegal work in administrative proceedings and subsequently also in a judicial review of legality of the National Labor Inspectorate decision.