Kanzlei Manz

Employment Lawyer

We help quickly and competently in disputes relating to the workplace.

Key Takeaways

Employment law is a vital field that concerns the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. Navigating through the intricacies of employment regulations and labor laws can be daunting, especially in a foreign country. At Manz Law Firm, we specialize in advising English-speaking expats and foreign workers in Germany on all aspects of labor law. Our services range from providing guidance on contract issues to representing clients in disputes, ensuring that their employment rights are upheld and protected.

We understand that moving to a new country comes with its unique challenges, and grasping the subtleties of local employment legislation adds to that complexity. Therefore, we are committed to offering our clients clear, comprehensive legal counsel in a language they understand. By choosing an English-speaking lawyer at Manz Law Firm, expats can feel confident that they have a knowledgeable ally to navigate the German labor law landscape. Our approach is tailored to each client’s needs, and we prioritize clear communication and effective legal solutions.

Understanding German labor law: a guide for expats

Understanding German labor law: a guide for expats

Germany’s employment law is designed with precision to safeguard workers‘ rights, including those of expatriates. Our expertise at Manz Law Firm positions us to clarify the nuances of these regulations for English-speaking and foreign employees.

Employment contracts

We ensure contractual terms comply with local legal standards and protect your interests.

Working hours

Awareness of legal limits is critical. Typically, a 40-hour workweek is standard, with regulations requiring compensation for overtime.

Discrimination and harassment

German law strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment in the workplace, encompassing sexual harassment. We stand by to advise on these sensitive matters.

Residency and work permits

Foreign workers from outside the EU/EEA must secure appropriate residency titles.

Statutory minimum wage

Advising on the latest wage regulations is part of our commitment, ensuring you receive fair compensation.

Labor unions & works councils:

We navigate the relationship between employees, unions, and works councils, guiding expats through collective bargaining agreements and labor practices.

Expatriates must navigate a web of labor laws upon entering the German workforce. Our aim is to facilitate a smoother transition by offering clarity and legal representation tailored to the complexities faced by foreign employees. Our firm provides practical legal advice delivered with confidence, ensuring that your rights are always upheld within Germany’s robust system of employment law.



In our practice we provide comprehensive legal services for matters pertaining to employment law. Our expertise extends to both domestic and international clients, particularly those who seek guidance in English while working in Germany. We’re skilled in navigating the complexities of employment contracts and labor legislation, ensuring your rights are upheld with the utmost precision and diligence.

Legal representation:

We represent clients experiencing employment disputes, whether in negotiations or in court.


If legal action becomes necessary, we are prepared to pursue a lawsuit to address grievances such as wrongful termination or discrimination.

Mediation and arbitration:

To resolve conflicts without resorting to litigation, we offer mediation and arbitration as effective alternative dispute resolution methods.

Employment contracts:

Our assistance includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating employment contracts to secure fair terms and protect your interests.

Wrongful termination:

We provide counsel and legal support if you believe you’ve been unjustly dismissed from your position.


Should litigation be unavoidable, our team is equipped to advocate on your behalf throughout the entire process.

Our mission is to ensure that every client, especially expatriates seeking an English-speaking employment lawyer in Germany, receives fair treatment under the law. We’re dedicated to delivering results with clarity and confidence.

Why choose an English-speaking lawyer in Germany?

Why choose an English-speaking lawyer in Germany?

In navigating the landscape of German employment law, communication is key. That’s why at Manz Law Firm, we recommend expatriates seek an English-speaking employment lawyer. Fluent in both the language and legal intricacies, our attorneys bridge the gap between different legal systems and cultural expectations.

Clarity in communication

Legal issues often require precise language and understanding of nuanced concepts. By consulting with us, language barriers that can lead to misunderstandings or misinterpretations are removed.

Strategic negotiations

When facing termination or contract disputes, clear communication is essential. Our attorneys are equipped to articulate the legal issues effectively to all parties involved.

Legal expertise

German employment laws can be complex. Our lawyers are not only experts in local laws but are also adept at conveying the implications of these laws in English.

Ease of process

Working with a local employment lawyer proficient in English simplifies legal processes, from document reviews to court proceedings, making them more accessible to you.

By engaging with Manz Law Firm, you benefit from our confident and clear guidance. We understand the challenges faced by expatriates and assure you that with our knowledgeable and neutral approach, your legal matters are in competent hands.

We understand the complexities of employment-related legal matters across various jurisdictions—including federal, state, and city levels. Our practice areas are tailored to guide both English-speaking expats and foreign workers in Germany through the intricate frameworks of labor law.

Our team comprises seasoned attorneys and dedicated associates, each bringing profound institutional knowledge to the table. We are well-versed in a multitude of employment laws applicable to employers in diverse industries, enabling us to offer nuanced advice tailored to each client’s situation.

Key aspects of our legal service:

We focus on several core areas such as employment counseling, claim prevention, litigation, and arbitration. Our objective analysis is designed to secure our clients’ entitlements while preventing litigation, limiting liability, and saving costs. Trust Manz la firm to safeguard your professional interests with confidence and clarity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

German labor law mandates that employers provide a written notice of termination while adhering to applicable notice periods, justification for terminations related to conduct or performance, and respect for special protections some employees may have.

Redundancy in Germany requires employers to follow social selection criteria ensuring that decisions are fair and just. Employers must also consult with works councils, if present, and provide a social plan to mitigate the consequences for the affected employees.

Notice periods for employees in Germany are generally four weeks to the fifteenth or to the end of a calendar month. These periods can vary depending on the length of employment, and certain collective agreements or employment contracts may stipulate longer notice periods.

Expatriate employees in Germany are entitled to the same labor rights as German nationals. This includes contracts in a language they understand, equal treatment, protection against unlawful termination, and access to benefits and collective bargaining agreements.


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Berliner Allee 47
64295 Darmstadt

Frankfurt am Main

Kaiserstraße 61
60329 Frankfurt am Main


Akazienweg 2
64665 Alsbach


Cumhuriyet caddesi no 147 kat 5
34373 Harbiye – Istanbul

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