Conflicts between employer and employee are often complex and usually involve personal interests in addition to the fulfilment of obligations by both employer and employee. The central question is what goal is to be achieved in the end; the roads that lead there differ and are dependent on individual factors. Within the area of labour law, the European regulations are becoming of increasing importance. The introduction of the European Blue Card, the transitional measures concerning Romania and Bulgaria and also the chain liability on account of the WAV are examples of this growing European outlook. Therefore, specialist knowledge of the European jurisdiction is of vital importance.