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Legal pitfalls regarding collective redundancies

Hardly a week goes by without a company announcing extensive staff cuts. During the first months of the COVID-19 crisis, many employers reacted to the redundancy situation caused by the slump in sales by introducing government supported short-time working. Despite the extension of such state-subsidised short-time working arrangements (until 31 March 2021), more and more…
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“Best Lawyers” Ranking 2020: Tinhofer recognised as a leading employment lawyer

Together with the German newspaper “Handelsblatt”, the US publisher “Best Lawyers” has conducted a confidential survey among lawyers to identify the foremost legal professionals in Austria. We are pleased to announce that Andreas Tinhofer has once again been recognised as a leading employment lawyer. The complete list of Austria’s best lawyers can be found here.

The implications of the Coronavirus on employee holidays abroad

Recent media reports highlight the legal uncertainties of employee summer vacations caused by the present COVID-19 crisis. Employers are anxious that their employees might import the SARS-CoV-2 virus into their business from abroad. This could result in a cluster of new infections – harming others and causing severe disruption to the business. As such, some…
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This space is dedicated to articles about employment law and working life. We will report on current employment issues which have practical implications for employers. Topics include new employment legislation and relevant case law but also new challenges to working life such as the digitalisation of the workplace. While our focus is on Austria, we…
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