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What costs are incurred in labour court proceedings?

The costs of labour court proceedings include the lawyer’s fees (if you have a lawyer) and court costs.

In the initial tribunal, each party pays their own lawyer’s fees, regardless of whether they won or lost the case. Only the court costs are paid by the losing party. For the court of second instance and higher, the losing party in the lawsuit must pay all costs and fees, including those of the other party.

The court costs and lawyer fees are based on the so-called amount in dispute in labour court proceedings. The higher the amount in dispute, the higher the costs. The labour court determines the amount in dispute in the judgement. Once the amount in dispute has been determined, the court costs and lawyer’s fees can be calculated.

For the calculation of the court costs there is a cost index, allowing you to see how much a fee is for the respective amount in dispute.

 

Disputed amount
up tp ... EUR

Fee
... EUR

Disputed amount
up tp ... EUR

Fee
... EUR

500

38

50000

601

1000

58

65000

733

1500

78

80000

865

2000

98

95000

997

3000

119

110000

1129

4000

140

125000

1261

5000

161

140000

1393

6000

182

155000

1525

7000

203

170000

1657

8000

224

185000

1789

9000

245

200000

1921

10000

266

230000

2119

13000

295

260000

2317

16000

324

290000

2515

19000

353

320000

2713

22000

382

350000

2911

25000

411

380000

3109

30000

449

410000

3307

35000

487

440000

3505

40000

525

470000

3703

45000

563

500000

3901

 

The court costs are always due at the end of a legal recourse. This means that the court costs do not have to be paid when the action is filed, but only when the respective instance is over. The labour court does not request advance payment.