Dr. Arno Frings is head of the German Employment Law practice in the Düsseldorf office.

Dr. Frings is a certified employment lawyer specializing in providing counseling services in all aspects of employment law to both domestic medium-sized and multinational companies.

During his 25 years of practice, Dr. Frings has gained a reputation for his pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to employment law issues. His experience extends to counseling board members and managing directors, negotiations with works councils and unions and numerous company restructurings. Dr. Frings also focuses on the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of restrictive covenants including cross-border jurisdiction issues and employee data protection issues. His practice also includes the implementation of codes of conduct and matters related to European works councils.

Dr. Frings regularly presents seminars regarding current topics of employment law and is a frequent author on employment law issues. He is a member of the Working Group of Certified Labor Lawyers and member of the supervisory board of the listed staffing services company Amadeus Fire AG.

Arno Frings
  • Social Security, Employment Law and Income Tax - Changes and new additions for 2014 (Sozialversicherung, Arbeitsrecht, Lohnsteuer - Aktuelle Änderungen und Neuerungen für 2014): November 25, 2013, Frankfurt; November 26, 2013, Stuttgart; December 10, 2013, Dortmund; December 11, 2013, Duesseldorf; December 12, 2013, Colone; December 16, 2013, Berlin; December 17, 2013, Hamburg; December 18, 2013, Hannover; January 20, 2014, Munich
  • Social Security, Employment Law and Income Tax - Changes and new additions for 2013 (Sozialversicherung, Arbeitsrecht, Lohnsteuer - Aktuelle Änderungen und Neuerungen für 2013): November 21, 2012, Dortmund; November 22, 2012, Hannover; November 27, 2012, Duesseldorf; November 28, 2012, Hamburg; November 29, 2012, Berlin; December 11, 2012, Frankfurt; December 12, 2012, Munich; December 17, 2012, Cologne; December 18, 2012, Stuttgart
  • TÜV Nord Conference "Employee Data Protection 2012 – Status Quo and current developments”, August 29 – 30, 2012, Hamburg
  • How to deal with the works council – Overview of the principles of codetermination, American Bar Association (ABA) 2011 Midyear Meeting International Labor & Employment Law Committee, May 10, 2011, Berlin
  • Dismissal for minor offences following the "Emmely“-judgement, abandonement of the wage unity principle, new regulations in employee data protection and general equal treatment law (Bagatellkündigungen nach der "Emmely“-Entscheidung, Aufgabe des Grundsatzes der Tarifeinheit, Neuregelungen zum Arbeitnehmerdatenschutz, Neue Regelungen zum Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz), Steuer Fachschule Dr. Endriss, Practice-Seminar Social Security-, Employment and Income Tax Developments 2011,December 15, 2010, Dortmund; December 14, 2010, Köln; December 1, 2010, Stuttgart; November 30, 2010, Frankfurt-Eschborn; November 25, 2010, Berlin; November 24, 2010, Hamburg; November 23, 2010, München
  • Employee data protection, August, 10, 2010, Rotary Club Karlstadt, Düsseldorf
  • Legal pitfalls of tracing employee fraud (Arbeitsrechtliche Fallstricke bei der Verfolgung von Mitarbeiterkriminalität), DIIR-FRAUD-Conference, December 1, 2009, Deutsches Institut für Interne Revision e.V. (DIIR), Kassel
  • Social insurance, Employment law and Income tax - Changes in 2010 (Sozialversicherungs-, Arbeitsrecht und Lohnsteuer - Änderungen 2010), December, 10, 2009, Munich; December 8, 2009, Cologne; November 26, 2009, Dortmund; November 24, 2009, Hannover; November 19, 2009, Frankfurt; November 17, 2009, Ratingen
  • Consultancy course: Controlling and corporate finance (Fachberaterlehrgang für Controlling und Finanzwirtschaft), Steuerfachschule Dr. Endriss GmbH & Co. KG., September 5, 2009, Cologne
  • Preparation of Reductions in Force - Do you know how to proceed?, Amadeus Fire Fachvorträge, Hamburg, July 1, 2009; Berlin July 2, 2009; Duesseldorf, September 15, 2009; Essen, September 16, 2009; Köln, September 17, 2009
  • Global Downsizing, March, 31, 2009, Rotary Club Karlstadt, Düsseldorf
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Admitted In
  • Germany

  • J.D., Promotion, University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Law, 1989
  • German Bar Association
  • Working Group of certified Employment Lawyers
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Marketing-Club e.V.
  • German Labor-Court-Association
  • Rotary Club Düsseldorf-Karlstadt
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

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