7 December 2023

Umsetzung der Work-Life-Balance-Richtlinie in Österreich (Teil 2)

In dieser Folge setzen Isabel Firneis und Julia Marboe die Diskussion über die Umsetzung der EU-Work-Life-Balance-Richtlinie in Österreich fort und knüpfen damit an die vorherige Folge des Arbeitsrecht-Podcasts an. Im Fokus dieser Folge stehen die neuen schriftlichen Begründungspflichten für Arbeitgeber, die Ausweitung des Motivkündigungsschutzes für Arbeitnehmer sowie die Erweiterung des Gleichbehandlungsgesetzes in Zusammenhang mit gewisse […]...

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30 November 2023

Employment Law Around Christmas

It’s that time of the year again: gingerbread, Advent calendars, Christmas markets and your colleagues humming “Last Christmas”. In this episode, Magdalena Ziembicka and Dorothea Arlt talk about employment law aspects related to Christmas: from Christmas pay, decorations in the workplace and office parties, to options for extending days-off during this festive period. For questions […]...

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13 November 2023

Implementation of the Work-life Balance Directive: Important changes for employers and employees

The implementation of the Work-life Balance Directive into national law resulted in numerous changes to the law. Most of these changes came into force on November 1, 2023 and affect in particular the Maternity Protection Act and Fathers’ Leave Act (MschG or VKG), the Equal Treatment Act (GlbG), the Holiday Act (UrlG) and the Employment […]...

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28 June 2023

New rules on recording of work time in Slovenia

*This article is also available in Slovenian (see below). On 22 March 2023, the Slovenian National Assembly adopted the long-awaited amendment to the Labour and Social Security Registers Act (Zakon o evidencah na področju dela in socialne varnosti – ZEPDSV, “Amendment“). The Amendment does not introduce mandatory electronic time and attendance records for all employers, […]...

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22 June 2023

Employment Brief: The first deadline from the Austrian Whistleblower Protection Act is fast approaching

By 24 August 2023, companies in Austria with 250 or more employees must have established internal reporting channels. Key points for employers to consider are the following: Companies with a headcount between 50 and 249 employees have until 17 December 2023 to set up internal reporting channels. Should you have any questions or like further […]...

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6 June 2023

Croatia introduces new rules regarding work on Sundays

As of 1 July 2023, Croatian retailers must comply with the new statutory provisions regarding retail stores’ working hours, which are primarily aimed at limiting work on Sundays. Amendments to the Trade Act regarding the Sunday working regime were introduced to ensure a better work-life balance for employees and enable those who work in the […]...

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4 March 2020

Gender Diversity – the key to success and innovation

There are many factors which contribute to the success and performance of a company, and gender diversity is definitely one of them. The mix of both male and female talent, paired with different skill sets unlocks innovation. Therefore, companies need to find ways how to attract, motivate and empower such talent. As a panelist on […]...

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19 October 2019

BREXIT – Quo vadis, EU?

What are the legal consequences for corporate units if the UK withdraws from the EU?Following the kick-off event of our Wolf Theiss BREXIT Desk, Senior Associate Anton Fischer and Partner Christian Hoenig summarize some of the most important legal implications of BREXIT and provide you with future prospects for businesses as well as individuals from […]...

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9 October 2018

The Future of Work – How will digitalization affect us?

“The Future of Work: Friend or Foe?” – this was the title of a panel discussion at the digital conference Darwin’s Circle 2018, which was recently held in Vienna. So what changes in the world of work can we expect? In our new Wolf Theiss Snapshot, Ralf Peschek, head of our Employment Practice and one […]...

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25 January 2018

Arbeitsrecht Frankreich: alles neu?

Der französische Staatspräsident Emmanuel Macron hat eine weitreichende Reform des französischen Arbeitsrechts versprochen – und zur Jahreswende 2017/2018 nun auch geliefert. Hunderte Seiten des „Code du travail“ wurden gestrichen, gekürzt oder neu verfasst mit dem Ziel das französische Arbeitsrecht moderner und flexibler zu gestalten und Frankreich für Investoren wieder attraktiver zu machen. Matthias Rubner, Partner […]...

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21 September 2017

Der neue Handels-Kollektivvertrag

Ab 01. Dezember 2017 soll in Österreich der neue Handels-Kollektivvertrag in Kraft treten. Dieser umfasst eine neue Gehaltsordnung für rund 400.000 Angestellte im heimischen Einzel-, Groß- und KFZ-Handel sowie 80.000 Betrieben. Der neue Handels-KV verspricht unter anderem höhere, attraktivere Einstiegsgehälter sowie mehr Rechtssicherheit....

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