Florian Garden


Florian Garden advises German and international companies, managing directors and executives in all areas of individual and collective labour law.

Florian Garden studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. During his studies, he worked as a research assistant at a national law firm and dealt with labor law issues.

Florian Garden began his career as a lawyer in the Hamburg office of a major international law firm. There he advised on all labor law issues, in particular international groups on their German market entry across the entire spectrum, with a focus on industrial constitutional law issues.

Before founding FUHLROTT ARBEITSRECHT, Florian Garden was a partner at FHM in Hamburg, where he was responsible for the labor law department.

Florian Garden is also a lecturer at a Hamburg university for labor law and a regular speaker at training events for clients.

Area of expertise

  • Ongoing labor law advice for companies, from agreed annual targets to terminations
  • Planning, support and implementation of operational change
  • Negotiations with work councils and drafting of collective working conditions
  • Drafting of individual employment contracts and personalized measures
  • Labor law litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Employee data protection and privacy
  • Introduction of labor law compliance measures such as whistleblowers or ombudsmen
  • Employment law consulting for managers and protection against unwarranted dismissal
  • Advice for managing directors and executive bodies
  • Training courses and lectures


  • Hamburg Bar Association (HAV)
  • German Bar Association (DAV) – Labor Law Committee


  • Commentary on the chapter “Employee Liability” – Tschöpe, Arbeitsrechtshandbuch, 13th edition, Cologne 2023
  • No claim under works constitution law for implementation in the case of performance determination at equitable discretion – Judgement comment on BAG of 23.2.2021, 1 ABR 12/20, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht (GWR) 2021, p. 268
  • Comparative settlement of the claim for information under data protection law – Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht (NZA) 2021, p. 530
  • Obstruction of internal investigations as grounds for termination – jurisPR-StrafR 6/2021 Note 5
  • Obligation for employers to record working hours follows directly from Art. 31 para. 2 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Judgement comment on ArbG Emden of 20.2.2020, 2 Ca 94/19) – Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht (GWR) 2020, p. 232
  • Update minimum wage: Overview of case law 2019 – ArbeitsrechtAktuell (ArbRAktuell) 2020, p. 132
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