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09.02.2024 | KPMG Law Insights

Podcast series “KPMG Law on air”: The employment law function

In almost all German companies, the employment law function is located in the HR department and not in the legal department. One of the reasons is the proximity to the HR department. This gives the employment lawyers an advantage over the legal department: Integration into the specialist department enables very close cooperation.

The employment law function has great potential in terms of standardization

However, legal departments already seem to be further ahead than the employment law function when it comes to digitalization and automation. There is still potential here for the employment law function in many companies. In many cases, the company already has technologies that could also be used by internal labor lawyers. In principle, the employment law function should evaluate its performance and costs as transparently as possible using KPIs and use the results to determine where efficiency can be increased through standardization and automation.

The contents of the podcast:

  • From min. 0:50: The big challenges for HR and the employment law function
  • From min. 2:25: How the labor law function is set up in Germany
  • From min. 4:25: Findings from the legal department report
  • From min. 7:00: What are best practices for the labor law function?
  • From min. 8:07: How can success be evaluated? What advantages do KPIs offer?
  • From min. 9:56: The state of digitalization of the labour law function
  • From min. 12:25: How the labor law function can increase its efficiency

All “KPMG Law on air” episodes can be found here.

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Partner
Head of Legal Operations & Technology Services

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tel: +49 211 4155597160
andreasbong@kpmg-law.com

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Partner
Head of Employment Law

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10557 Berlin

tel: +49 30 530199300
twolf@kpmg-law.com

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