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08/18/2014Abolition of working place is no reason for terminating an employee in part-time maternity leave – according to the court
An employee returns from her maternity leave. What do I have to consider? Information regarding a current case and the OGH’s decision can be found here.
07/29/2014Sickness during annual leave
An employee falls ill during his leave. Detailed description on which rights and duties employees and employers have in such a case can be found here.
07/28/2014Retrieve of an employee from his vacation/ Duty to inform
Does an employee have the obligation to be available for his employer during his vacation? Is an employer entitled to retrieve his employee from his vacation? If yes: Who has to pay for this? The answers to these questions can be found here.
07/21/2014Holiday entitlement, limitation period, and compulsory consumption of vacation
Summertime is vacation time: But, what happens if employees don’t consume their holidays? Can holiday entitlement become time-barred? Or, can I command them to consume their vacation days? The answers can be found here.
06/30/2014The new Pendlerrechner
The 2014 newly introduced Pendlerrechner still causes confusion for employees and employers. In June 2014 a new, improved version of the Pendlerrechner was introduced, which should lead to more accurate results. All information on the most important changes, as well as the deadlines can be found here.
05/05/2014Termination due to the worry that the employee might become pregnant – prohibited (gender based) discrimination
Recently, the Supreme Court of Justice has decided that terminating an employee, who isn’t pregnant, might also – in some special cases – be a prohibited discrimination. This can be applicable, if the employer raises his concerns about a possible future pregnancy. This is why, it is advisable to document the reasons for separation.