Dr. Roland Klein

Lawyer, Specialist in employment law, Partner

Beruflicher Werdegang

Dr. Roland Klein is your contact for all questions and issues in the areas of individual and collective labor law and related fields of law, in particular corporate and social law. After his studies in Passau and Cardiff/UK, Dr. Klein was a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich. Dr. Klein was admitted to the bar in 2005 and worked for many years in leading German law firms for labor and corporate law in Düsseldorf and Berlin. Dr. Klein is a specialist attorney for labor law.

He advises his clients on all aspects of employment law (contract drafting, protection against dismissal, works constitution law and co-determination, restructuring, staff reductions, working time arrangements, remuneration systems).


Dr. Roland Klein is your contact and consultant for all topics in the field of collective and individual labor law and related areas of law such as social law and corporate law. He advises both commercial and non-profit employers from Germany and abroad and represents them before authorities as well as labor courts, but also social and administrative courts in all instances. In addition, Dr. Klein is an experienced advisor in negotiations with the works council and in the conciliation board. Dr. Klein has particular experience with clients from the education, cultural, health, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors, as well as with clients from the USA and Japan.


  • Restructuring and operational changes under labor law

  • Legal representation in individual and collective labor law disputes

  • Dismissal law and termination agreements

  • Drafting contracts under labor and employment law

  • Coordination and support of labor law aspects in M&A transactions

  • Compensation structuring

  • Works constitution law

  • Corporate co-determination

  • Employee representation law

    Negotiations on works agreements, reconciliation of interests and social compensation plans, including conciliation committee

  • Collective bargaining law, in particular Wage Agreement for Public Service (TVöD) and Public Sector Collective Agreement of the German federal states (TV-L)

  • Employee leasing

  • Labor law 4.0 "New Work"

  • Advice on labor and social security law and support with problems of bogus self-employment

  • Introduction of compliance regulations under labor law

  • Company pension schemes

  • Church labor law

  • Secondments

  • Employee data protection

  • Sports labor law


According to Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers, Dr. Klein is among the best lawyers in employment law in Germany in 2020 and in 2021.


  • Berlin Bar Association

  • Working Group for Labor Law in the German Bar Association


  • Unternehmensmitbestimmung (with Hans-Christian Ackermann), in: Braun/Wisskirchen (editors), Arbeitsrecht im Konzern, beck-Verlag, Munich 2015.

  • Renaissance der Heimarbeit - neue Erwerbsformen der digitalen Arbeitswelt in der arbeitsrechtlichen Reformdiskussion, schnellbrief für Arbeitsrecht, issue 12/2017, p. 93 ff.

  • Tattooing, piercing etc. in hiring, in the employment relationship and in termination (with Dr. Kathrin Bürger), schnellbrief für Arbeitsrecht, issue 06/2018, p. 44 ff.

  • An expensive thank you as a farewell gift?, Legal Tribune Online, November 15, 2017.

  • Interview on automobilwoche.de: Lessons from the diesel issue - crooked tours can cost you your job, March 28, 2018.

  • Education must also be meaningful, Legal Tribune Online, Aug. 17, 2018.

  • When employees don't have to go to work because of their volunteer work, impulse.de, Sept. 28, 2018

  • What do you make, Legal Tribune Online, Oct. 31, 2018.

  • Rescue during working hours: what are the regulations, IM EINSATZ magazine, February 2019.

  • BAG stops works council - on conceptual weaknesses of the conciliation committee procedure, Legal Tribune Online, July 8, 2019

  • How does vacation go again?, Legal Tribune Online, Dec. 16, 2019

  • Applicant check online, Legal Tribune Online, May 19, 2020

  • Works council work in times of Corona - Digitization yes, but only until Christmas, in Schnellinformation für Personalmanagement und Arbeitsrecht 11/2020, pp. 88ff.

  • Justified fear of the copy jam? The right to information and surrender pursuant to Art. 15 (3) DS-GVO in the current case law of the labor courts, in Schnellinformation für Personalmanagement und Arbeitsrecht, 07/2021, p. 53ff.

  • When Employers May Ban Their Employees from Secondary Jobs, impulse.de, August 26, 2021

Dozenten- und Prüfertätigkeiten

  • Lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law

  • Lecturer at the German Law School at the University of Warsaw

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