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ILO Employment - Austria 15/06/2011
Primer on dismissals, redundancies and severance pay

In order to carry out dismissals and mass terminations, the Austrian legal regime requires the employer to give prior notification to the appropriate agency and observe the relevant terms. Additionally, the regime provides for staggered severance pay, increasing with seniority, if the termination of employment is not initiated or primarily caused by the employee.
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ILO - Austria Commercial Property
Supreme Court limits contractual exclusion of a seller´s warranty

In civil law jurisdictions, sale and purchase agreements tend to be less comprehensive than their common law counterparts. Contracts frequently use certain key phrases which either trigger or exclude a set of legal rules laid down by statute, and which thus need not be explained in detail in the contract.

While such references to sets of legal rules are a useful tool to reduce contract negotiations, they require careful drafting. The Supreme Court recently handed down a decision concerning the contractual exclusion of a seller´s warranty in a property transaction, with surprising results.


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Practical Law Company, Data Protection Handbook 2011/12

Austrian Chapter von Jakob Widner


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Wenn schon vor Gericht, dann vor das Schiedsgericht

Wirtschaftsblatt, 4. Februar 2011, Gastkommentar Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz


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Medien und Wikileaks - eine Gratwanderung

Gastkommentar Dr. Ferdinand Graf, Wienerzeitung vom 15. Februar 2011
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