[ Practice Areas ]

Employment and Labor Law

At Schindler Attorneys we concentrate on employer and executive representation. We advise on the full range of employment and labor issues, transaction related, contentious and non-contentious. This includes advising on issues related to working conditions, incentive plans, corporate transactions of all types, reorganizations, negotiations with trade unions or works councils and employment disputes.

Working Conditions

Understanding your obligations as an employer then recruiting and retaining the right employees, is critical in today’s evolving market place. This is true for old economy but even more so for new economy models to be able to attract and retain top talent in today’s globalized market place. We are known for exploring new avenues and helping clients implement structures that address these requirements.

Incentive Programs

We are regularly involved in the structuring of employee and executive incentive programs for start-ups, portfolio companies, private equity investors, and public or private corporates alike. Additionally, we are current on market developments and the frequent changes in tax legislation and authority practice, which is imperative for the design and implementation of tax-optimized and cutting-edge incentive plans.

Transactional Work

Schindler Attorneys covers a broad spectrum of transaction related employment services. Due to the large volume of transactional cases that we have handled we are positioned to support our clients as a coherent team offering extensive knowledge on a broad range of services, including but not limited to; analyzing and structuring transactions, purchase of shares and assets, restructuring and outsourcing, due diligence, post-closing integration, corporate restructures and reorganization measures, such as site closures, relocations and mass redundancy programs.


A key strength of our practice is advising on the employment law aspects of business reorganizations and restructurings. This includes insolvencies, site closures or relocations, and mass redundancy programs.

Trade Union and Works Council

Our team is recognized as experts among only a few firms handling Trade Union and Works Council matters in Austria. We are specialized in this area and frequently involved in negotiations which demand a profound legal knowledge, as well as outstanding negotiation skills. Our vast industry knowledge coupled with a sensitivity to the needs of the various constituents, brings our clients superior results.

Employment Disputes

The employment team has vast experience advising corporate clients and executives on contentious issues and assisting them before courts in the full range of individual and collective labor conflicts.