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Dr. Sebastian Maiß

Certified Employment Law Specialist

michels.pmks Köln

“Labour and employment law also offers room for unconventional solutions. Finding these and the opportunity for progressive thinking drive me.”

Dr. Sebastian Maiß is a Certified Employment Law Specialist and works as a partner of the firm out of the Duesseldorf office.

Hands-on, dedicated and interdisciplinary advice – Dr. Maiß has more than 15 years of comprehensive expertise in all areas of employment law. The focus of his advice is on providing advice to companies in their day-to-day HR work. This includes, in particular, advice on the operational design of new work processes such as flexible working time models, agile organizational structures or the introduction of new IT systems. Dr. Maiß accompanies his clients from the very beginning, among other things, in the conceptual design, the (re)design of the operational basis and develops legally sound and future-oriented solutions together with them.

Dr. Maiß has been working successfully with a renowned organizational consultancy for many years. This enables him to bring networked thinking from an occupational psychology and work organization perspective into his consulting. To this end, he has developed his own concept for “Performance Management”, which highlights interdisciplinary solutions for personnel management.

  • Since 2021 Partner at michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
  • 2011 until 2020 Partner at vangard | Littler Partnerschaft mbB
  • 2004 until 2010 Partner at Orth Kluth Partnerschaft mbB
  • 2004 Admission to the bar
  • Restructuring consulting
  • Employment law during transactions
  • Investigation of criminal offences within the company (internal investigations, enforcement of claims for damages)
  • Design of future-oriented organizational and working time solutions
  • Support in IT implementations processes
  • Introduction of Performance Management Systems
  • Consulting for board members and general managers
  • German Bar Association
  • Düsseldorf Bar Association
  • Working Group Labour Law in the German Bar Association
  • Home Office – the 12 most important questions in and after the crisis, Labour and Employment Law (AuA) 12/2020
  • Home office and mobile working, Labour and Employment Law (AuA) 07/2019
  • The failed use of external personnel, Labour and Employment Law (AuA) 10/2020
  • What are the costs of violations of the Working Hours Act?, in Legal Tribune Online, 14.03.2020
  • Does short-time work threaten subsidy fraud?, in Legal Tribune Online, 04/01/2020
  • Amending existing employment contracts – nothing has to stay as it was, in Legal Tribune Online, 21.02.2020
  • Controlling working time accounts through a traffic light system, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 02/2020
  • Criminal disloyalty risks due to the non-enforcement of civil law (damage) compensation claims in the existence of a bribery agreement, in WiJ 02/2018
  • The right to information under the Remuneration Transparency Act in branch structures, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 16/2018
  • Changed participation rights of the works council in the use of external personnel, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 25/2017
  • Compliance in the Group, in Handbook of Labour Law in the Group, 2015
  • Participation rights of the European Works Council in the case of cross-border operational changes, in Betriebsberater, 26/2013
  • Information Claims of the Works Council in the Use of External Personnel, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 07/2012
  • Information Obligation of the Entrepreneur vis-à-vis the Economic Committee, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 14/2011
  • The status determination procedure under § 7a SGB IV, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 01/2011
  • The Dismissal of Works Council Members for Operational Reasons, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 17/2010
  • Social Law Protection of Flexible Working Time Arrangements, in Arbeitsrecht Aktuell 01/2010
  • Speaker for the Haufe Academy on “Breathing Working Time Models” and “Working from home and Mobile Working
  • Speaker for the German Society for Human Resource Management on Labour Law topics
  • Speaker for the German Lawyers Academy on “Crimes in the Workplace”
  • Regular in-house lectures and workshops on “Performance Management – Dealing with Low Performers from the Perspective of Labour Law and Industrial Psychology”.

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Dr. Sebastian Maiß