(DISMISSALS AND CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS)
The rapid changes in competition and market forces make it necessary for more and more businesses to restructure, in most cases this means staff redundancies.
If an employer plans to dismiss a number of employees, he has to follow the legal provisions of so-called mass dismissal. This law intends to maintain the rights/interests of all parties involved; this may mean the provision of a social plan which has to be negotiated with the works council.
These are complicated operations which cannot be carried out without legal support. In the case of restructuring it is crucial to come to a reasonable agreement with all parties involved, it goes without saying, that clever negotiating tactics can save a lot of money.
In the field of employment it´s applied the regular hourly rate (cfr. Fees), and this is also applied to activities in case of a restructuring.
The times required depends on the project: It is obvious that the dismissal of 5 employees differs from the dismissal of 50 employees.
Speaking from experience even the restructuring of a small business takes at least 30 to 40 hours.