Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this monograph on labour law in Austria not only describes and analyses
the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations
practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is
both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely
to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour
relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and
pervasive factors employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal
laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law.
The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and
wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity,
employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining,
industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law
and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound
preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among
lawyers representing parties with interests in Austria, and academics and
researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in
laws affecting labour and labour relations.
The Author. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. Chapter 1. The General
Background. Chapter 2. Definitions and Notions. Chapter 3.Sources of Labour
Law. Chapter 4. The History of Labour Law. Chapter 5. Equal Treatment and
Anti-discrimination. Chapter 6. Employment of Foreign Workers. Chapter 7.
International Private Labour Law; the Application of Austrian Law to Foreign
Nationals. Selected Bibliography. Part I. Individual Labour Law
Chapter 1. Definitions and Concepts. Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of the
Parties in the Course of the Employment Relationship. Chapter 3. Working Time
and Leave, Sunday Rest, Annual Vacation, Holidays. Chapter 4. Remuneration.
Chapter 5. The Suspension of the Execution of the Individual Employment
Contract. Chapter 6. The Termination of the Individual Employment Contract.
Chapter 7. Protection of Special Categories of Employees. Chapter 8.
Employees’ Inventions; Covenants of Non-competition; Statute of Limitation;
Settlement of Individual Disputes. Part II. Collective Labour Relations
Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom. Chapter 2. Employees’ and Employers’
Representation of Interest. Chapter 3. Collective Bargaining. Chapter 4.
Employee Participation at Establishment and Undertaking Level. Chapter 5.
Industrial Conflict. Index