The employment law practice group represents companies in proceedings against the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (German Pension Insurance Association) to determine the status of freelancers, ‘permanent freelancers’ (feste Freien), what are known as flat-rate employees (Pauschalisten) or artists before all administrative and social courts. 

We advise on status determination procedures initiated in advance in accordance with Section 7a of the Social Security Code IV and support our clients during company audits where checks are also carried out to determine whether or not employed ‘freelancers’ should actually be classed as employees due to their activity and therefore subject to social security contributions. To minimise risk, we review and optimise existing contracts and work out individual solutions.