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Employment Law and Employment Contract Design

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

• are familiar with essential features, common ground and differences of German and Austrian employment law.
• are familiar with the differences and common ground of contract development and contract design and their resulting duties for employees and employers.
• are familiar with the essential provisions of dismissal protection legislation.
• are able to assess and reflect practical cases.
• are able to design job contracts.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Overview of different business forms (GmbH, OHG, KG, GesbR, EWIV, Genossenschaft, Stiftung), their advantages and disadvantages with regard to the employment contract design and employees’ rights: participation in decision-making, dismissal and protection against dismissal in comparison between Austria and Germany.

recommended or required reading

Ehmer, H. (2011): Grundzüge des kollektiven Arbeitsrechts
Lang, C. (2008): Arbeitsrechtliche Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und Österreich
Marhold, F./ Friedrich, M. (2011): Österreichisches Arbeitsrecht.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mag. Mustafa Tuncer

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable