Areas of work

Our approach is based on guaranteeing complete legal assistance and enabling a party to resolve its case or issue in a comprehensive manner. To that end, we provide various legal services in different areas of law.

Labour and Employment Law

Our clients receive legal assistance in the comprehensive management of employer-worker relations. This includes advice on the establishment and termination of employment relationships, preparation of company internal rules, HR reorganisation management, conducting negotiations with workers' representatives, assistance in the conclusion, amendment and termination of collective agreements, as well as representation in disputes, both in mediation and judicial proceedings. Šafar & Partners assists companies in restructuring processes and in mergers and acquisitions of Slovenian or foreign employers, in large-scale redundancies and divesting business units, in labour law aspects of due diligence procedures, in tax aspects of employment relationships, as well as in hiring foreign workers or posting workers abroad. We represent clients in disciplinary proceedings, proceedings related to breaches of employment rules, proceedings related to the termination of an employment relationship, and in labour law and social disputes. We also provide advice on personal data protection. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • judicial and extra-judicial representation (litigation) in individual and collective labour disputes;
  • staff reduction (planning; negotiations for the reconciliation of interests and a social compensation plan; collective redundancies; informing of dismissals, termination of employment agreements; etc.);
  • mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing;
  • drafting and negotiation of work agreements and employment contracts:
  • drafting and negotiating collective labour agreements;
  • business transfers;
  • employment contracts;
  • bonus plans, share options, profit sharing and other incentive programmes;
  • employee benefits;
  • compliance;
  • pensions and social insurance;
  • employment and other relationships of general managers and boards of directors;
  • work councils, labour unions;
  • alternative dispute resolution;
  • privacy, data protection and cyber security;
  • workforce data and technology;
  • global mobility and immigration - cross-border (international) labour and employment law;
  • workplace retaliation and whistleblower defence;
  • employment counselling and preventive advice;
  • class and collective actions;
  • discrimination and harassment;
  • policies, handbooks and training;
  • employment practices audits;
  • employment taxes;
  • unfair competition and trade secrets;
  • workplace safety and health.

Labour law is a broad legal area in itself; in addition, it is frequently and strongly linked to commercial, civil, criminal and many other specialised areas of law. Our clients' needs often touch upon several of these areas, hence the attorneys at Šafar & Partners need to be able to provide counselling and representation not only in labour law matters, but also in various other fields, including:

  • corporate law
  • commercial law
  • construction law
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • civil law
  • property law
  • personal data protection law
  • insolvency law
  • real estate law
  • criminal law
  • tax law
  • banking and financial law
  • competition/anti-trust law
  • intellectual property law
  • public procurement law
  • family law
  • social protection law
  • alternative dispute resolution (ADR)