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Labor Law & Drafting of Employment Contracts

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students
• Know the basic features, similarities and differences between German and Austrian labor law.
• Know the differences and similarities in the creation and drafting of contracts and the resulting obligations both for the employee and for the employer.
• Are familiar with the essential provisions of dismissal protection law.
• Are able to assess and reflect on practical cases.
• Can draft employment contracts in principle.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Overview of different forms of companies (GmbH, OHG, KG, GesbR, EWIV, Genossenschaft, Stiftung) and their advantages and disadvantages regarding the drafting of employment contracts and employee rights
• Rights and obligations of employers and employees
• Co-determination, dismissal and protection against dismissal in comparison between Austria and Germany
• Elements of an employment contracts in Austria and Germany

recommended or required reading

Bährle, R. (2019). Arbeitsrecht für Arbeitgeber: Tipps zur Vermeidung von kostspieligen Fehlern – Mit zahlreichen Beispielen und Vorlagen für die betriebliche Praxis. Wien: Linde Verlag.
Brodil, W., & Risak, M. (2019). Arbeitsrecht in Grundzügen. Wien: LexisNexis.
Kietaibl, C. (2017). Arbeitsrecht I: Gestalter und Gestaltungsmittel. Wien: new academic process.
Laimer, H. G., & Wieser, L. (2019). Arbeitsrecht für HR und Personalwesen. Wien: Manz Verlag.
Rauch, T. (2018). Arbeitsrecht für Arbeitgeber. Wien: Linde Verlag.

assessment methods and criteria

final exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

• Lecture
• Excursion to a court case
• Working out smaller problems in groups

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mag. Mustafa Tuncer

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable