World of Work

The density of regulation in the world of work implies a variety of sanction risks. The scope and detail of the duties for employers and employees permeating the world of work is accompanied by corresponding comprehensive regulations for the punishment of breaches of duty. Violations of the social security law (§ 266a StGB), tax-related breaches of duty (§§ 370, 378 AO), violations of the prohibition of hiring out personnel, the violation of regulations on working hours, occupational safety and hygiene are frequent subjects of proceedings under criminal law or administrative fine proceedings. Krause & Kollegen has many years of experience in the field of labor criminal law, both in preventative counselling and in the defense of individuals, company managers and companies.


  • advise and defend employees, company managers and companies in criminal and fine proceedings related to the workplace, e.g. in the following areas
    • Social security contributions (§ 266a StGB, § 8 para. 3 SchwarzArbG)
    • Temporary employment (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz, AÜG)
    • occupational safety (Arbeitsschutzgesetz, ArbSchG, Arbeitssicherheitsgesetz, ArbSiG, Arbeitsstättenverordnung, ArbStättVO)
    • Working hours (Arbeitszeitgesetz, ArbZG, Arbeitszeitverordnung, AZV)
    • Business secrets (GeschGehG)
    • Minimum wage (MiLoG) and illicit work (ScharzArbG)
    • Taxes (Abgabenordung, AO)
  • advise and defend employees, company managers and companies in connection with industrial accidents
  • advise company managers and companies in the areas of occupational health and safety, work organization, etc. to avoid the risk of sanctions
  • organize employee and management training courses in companies on topics related to occupational safety and health and work organization
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Krause & Kollegen

Kurfürstendamm 190-192
10707 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 9210259-0