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We are in the midst of a digital revolution, resulting in new and ever-changing business environments.

Rethinking the work of the works council:
From occasional to continuous

The occasional involvement foreseen by the Works Constitution Act has morphed into continuous involvement, because increasingly frequent launches, changes, and "on the fly" updates trigger increasingly frequent new co-determination rights. This calls for new solutions from the enterprise partners.
Moreover, new technologies often pose threats to privacy rights. As a result, employees need a strong and competent works council that continuously monitors the digital changes in the company and modifies them when necessary by concluding binding agreements.
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Cooperating with works councils is enjoyable and fruitful!

"One meets very intelligent and committed people there who are well acquainted with the interrelationships in the company. Furthermore, works council members are in many cases the only remaining reservoirs of continuity nowadays, because they have often worked in the company for many years. Their knowledge base is invaluable for informing frequently changing managing directors and board members of the company's history."

Thomas Koeppen, LL.M, a German lawyer specializing in labor law, has particular expertise in advising works councils on IT rollouts.

In digital transformation processes in companies, clients benefit from Thomas Koeppen's legal and as well as technical expertise. His keen interest and curiosity keeps him in touch with colleagues, specialist committees and IT departments and thus up-to-date on the latest developments. In larger projects Thomas Koeppen frequently works together with Bernd Richter, a certified technical expert.

Thomas Koeppen also advises works council members on other topics, such as restructuring.