NJORD Law Firm’s lawyers can guide your company safely through the challenges that may arise when you encounter a collective agreement.
Traditionally, a collective agreement is defined as an agreement between on the one hand a union or another employee association, and on the other hand an employers’ organization or a company.
A collective agreement may entail special rights on the employees, including the right to:
- Minimum wage and bonus
- Paid holiday and special holidays
- Pay during special leave and parental leave
- Notice period and special termination processes
- Special rules on compensation
- Right to education
At NJORD Law Firm, we have extensive experience in legal assistance in connection with collective agreements. We can assist you by creating an overview of your employees’ conditions. Our lawyers advise both on the rights resulting from a collective agreement and rights originating elsewhere.
Your company can be covered by a collective agreement in several ways?
For example, if your company joins an employers’ organization that has entered into a collective agreement with an employee association/a union.
Your company can also be covered by the rules of a collective agreement, if you, in connection with a merger or acquisition, have acquired activities and employees, who were covered by a collective agreement, and you have not used the opportunity to renounce the collective agreement pursuant to the Danish Act on Employees’ Rights in the event of Transfers of Undertakings.
And as a foreign company with posted workers in Denmark, Danish trade unions might approach you to discuss a collective agreement for the posted workers.
NJORD law Firm offers legal advice in connection with all challenges concerning collective agreements. We can ensure that your company is aware of the rules of the collective agreement in question. Additionally, we advise on and assist with the following:
- Negotiation of collective agreements
- Drafting of local agreements and company-level collective agreements
- Entering into collective agreements
- Cases, where your company is met by collective bargaining demands
- Disputes regarding the interpretation of collective agreements
- Breach of collective agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions and collective agreements
- Collective agreements for posted workers
NJORD Law Firm's practice, which is headed up by Miriam Michaelsen, specialises in the employment aspects of M&A transactions, the implementation of incentive schemes, restructurings and outsourcing issues, most notably for Nordic and German clients. Another key practitioner is Anders Worsøe, who is frequently instructed on collective bargaining issues.
NJORD Estonia: The team handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including employment terminations and regulatory compliance, including data protection. Also offers day-to-day employment advice. Notable for advising both employers and employees from the public and private sectors.
“NJORD Law Firm advises its employer client list on the implementation of incentive schemes, litigation arising from the misuse of business secrets and the drafting and negotiation of management contracts and associated bonus schemes. The department also has expertise in data protection regulations and assists with negotiations with unions relating to corporate reorganisations. Practice head Miriam Michaelsen is also an expert in discrimination claims.”
“The ‘proactive, friendly and exceptionally professional’ group at NJORD Law Firm focuses on employment litigation, agreements, incentive schemes and data protection matters. Miriam Michaelsen leads the practice and is an expert in handling contracts, disputes and negotiations with unions; and Lars Lokdam specialises in transactional issues.”
"NJORD Law Firm specialises in organisational restructurings that involve multiple Nordic jurisdictions, advising on mergers, the insourcing and outsourcing of work areas, acquisitions and sales of businesses, and union negotiations. Miriam Michaelsen leads the team that includes industrial and relations law specialist Anders Worsøe"