Collective labor law

Collective agreements and arrangements play an important role in the Danish labor marked and are often cause of interpretational disputes.

We have many years of experience in advising on the interpretation of the public collective agreements, and in continuation of this, handling of the disputes, which are to be settled by industrial arbitration and the Labor Court (in Danish: ”Arbejdsretten”) regarding the collective agreement parties’ disagreements and alleged collective agreement breaches. We have also litigated multiple cases in court for illegal strikes and work stoppages.

In addition to this, we have significant experience in advising public employers on the matters, which generally raises the need for counseling, including conclusion  and termination of local agreements, the limits of the managerial authority, the Government’s Cooperative Agreement (in Danish: ”Statens Samarbejdsaftale”), termination of general practices, implementation and use of control measures.