Employment Law

We advise on multiple aspects of employment law, particularly to Austrian as well as international banks, trade and industrial as well as service companies. When advising our clients, we prefer creative and innovative approaches to assure they recieve the best solutions. We assist in conection with the negotiation of plant agreements, as for example social plans, negotiate with works councils, trade unions and executive employes and provide for legal security in connection with streamlining procedures and reorganisations. 

SMS is an exclusive Austrian partner firm of the global alliance Ius Laboris. Through this network we are able to provide support in Austria and internationally, and manage cross-border projects involoving multipe jurisdictions on a regular basis.


Areas of Expertise

  • Advice in connection with the entering into and termination of employment relationships
  • Operational reorganisations and privatisations
  • Employment contracts for senior employees
  • Conclusion and re-negotiation of plant agreements/ representation at the conciliation board
  • Industrial relations law


  • Representation in proceedings at labour and social courts and administrative authorities 
  • Working time regulations
  • Employment protection
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Company pension and pension funds