Collective labor law

Collective agreements play a significant role on the Danish labor market, and only few companies are not affected hereof in one or another way.

The collective labor law is to a high degree governed by case law, unwritten principles and customs, and thus the handling of issues related to collective agreements often requires specialized insights and experience.

Damkjær Lauritzen has many years of experience in advising on understanding/interpretation of collective agreements and handling of collective disputes, including in the Danish Labor Court (in Danish: Arbejdsretten) and by industrial arbitration, just as we advise employers on the legal issues in relation to the conclusion of collective agreements, including local agreements, the scope of the general managerial authority in the collective system, employee representation, termination of customs and commencement and use of control measures.