8 March 2023

Redundancies: Tips & Tricks

In this episode of our Arbeitsrecht podcast, Ralf Peschek and Isabel Firneis dive into the complex topic of staff reductions and social plan negotiations in Austria. They discuss how a restructuring process is usually structured and which factors drive the timeline and costs. They also share tips and tricks from their practical experience, including an […]...

Read more
2 March 2023

Understanding Austria’s new Whistleblower Protection Act

The new Whistleblower Protection Act entered into force in Austria on 25 February 2023. In this episode of our Arbeitsrecht Podcast, Anna Schwamberger and Magdalena Ziembicka highlight key elements of the new law and clarify common misconceptions. What is the law about? Austrian companies with 50 or more employees are obliged to set up internal […]...

Read more
23 February 2023

Ordering principle (‘Bestellerprinzip’) – Who benefits from it? Who does it harm? Upheaval in the Austrian real estate market?

Ordering principle (‘Bestellerprinzip’) – Who benefits from it? Who does it harm? Upheaval in the Austrian real estate market? In this episode of the Wolf Theiss Soundshot Podcast, real estate law experts Partner Birgit Kraml and Partner Peter Oberlechner discuss the ordering principle (‘Bestellerprinzip’) and the letting of residential property in the Austrian market together […]...

Read more
9 February 2023

What Romania’s renewables market tells us about the present and future of sustainable energy

Renewables expert and Managing Partner of the firm’s Bucharest office Bryan W. Jardine takes a deep look into Romania’s renewable energy market with Mr. James Colter Eadie, who is the Founder and CEO of Jade Power Trust. Bryan and James discuss the historic subsidies that were granted to renewable energy investors in Romania between 2012 […]...

Read more
2 February 2023

Thresholds changes and obligation for publishing expert opinions, studies and surveys in Austria

Thresholds changes and obligation for publishing expert opinions, studies and surveys in Austria In this new episode of our Vergaberecht podcast, Dominik König and Klara Fuchs from our Public Procurement practice outline important changes in the area of public procurement law that came into force in 2023: The Threshold regulation, introduced in Austria in the […]...

Read more
22 December 2022

Public procurement in uncertain times

Public procurement in uncertain times In this new episode of our Vergaberecht podcast, Partner Wolfgang Lauchner and Counsel Johann Hwezda from our Public Procurement practice discuss supply chain disruptions, unpredictable price developments, and raw materials and energy shortages in terms of their impact on public procurement. Also addressed are the ever-present but nonetheless critically important […]...

Read more
6 December 2022

Data protection in the recruitment process

In this episode of our Arbeitsrecht podcast, Magdalena Ziembicka and Paulina Pomorski look at questions related to data protection in the job application process: from general issues of processing applicants’ personal data, background checks and obtaining references to the use of algorithms in the application process and processing and storing application records. EPISODE SUMMARY In […]...

Read more
10 November 2022

Artificial intelligence and the future of IP rights

In our newest edition of Wolf Theiss Soundshot, energy specialist Peter Ihasz from Wolf Theiss Budapest speaks with and tech & IP expert Flavius Florea from our Bucharest office regarding Flavius’ recent article entitled “Artificial Intelligence & the future of IP rights”. Flavius points out that the effective regulation of IP rights for AI systems […]...

Read more
11 October 2022

Foreign employment contract templates: Austria is not Germany

In this episode of our Arbeitsrecht podcast, Isabel Firneis and Magdalena Ziembicka discuss typical pitfalls in using foreign employment contract templates and how companies can adapt them to Austrian law, including how to avoid the most common mistakes. EPISODE SUMMARY Contract formUnlike in some countries, an employment contract in Austria, with some minor exceptions, does […]...

Read more
4 August 2022

The end of the Covid-19 quarantine in Austria

In this episode of our Arbeitsrecht podcast, Matthias Unterrieder and Isabel Firneis discuss employment law implications of the end of COVD-19 quarantine rules and the introduction of new restrictions effective as of 01 August 2022. The new regulations raise a number of questions, including whether infected employees have to inform their employer about the infection, […]...

Read more
6 July 2022

Landmark Court Decisions in Employment Law

In the sixth episode of our podcast, Ralf Peschek and Anna Schwamberger give an overview of landmark Supreme Court cases of the last 18 months. They have selected 14 precedent-setting decisions by the Austrian Supreme Court, the Higher Regional Court of Vienna and the ECJ that consider unusual circumstances and will be relevant for employers’ […]...

Read more
27 June 2022

Draft Austrian Whistleblower Protection Bill: first questions

In this episode Magdalena Ziembicka and Anna Schwamberger discuss the recently published Austrian Whistleblower Protection Bill draft and address questions surrounding it. For queries regarding this episode and our Wolf Theiss Arbeitsrecht podcast, please contact Episode Summary The Whistleblower Protection Bill, published by the Austrian parliament on 03 June 2022 implements the EU Whistleblower […]...

Read more